Monday, November 10, 2008

Things I want to remember

Today marks the final end of a chapter in my life. My marriage is officially over today. As I close this era, I want to document some memories.

I want to remember the thrill of riding a motorcycle through canyons: leaning deep into the turns and accelerating around the corners.

I want to remember my animal friends from Sweets, my first pet rat, to Alex and Chester, the kittens that reminded me of how much I love cats.

I want to remember birthday celebrations like my surprise party at Chuck E. Cheese's, Emily's green St. Patty's day birthday party, and dual Halloween/birthday spectaculars: decorating the apartment to create an entirely different atmosphere and planning the details from the color of beverages to the flow of the soundtrack.

I want to remember the Halloween traditions of dreaming up and creating costumes: spending hours constructing the perfect hat or browsing through stores for just the right stockings.

I want to remember Hallie's amazing meals. She would prepare the most delicious feasts.

I want to write my own history and look back on those years with appreciation. My heart is full of gratitude for my dear friends who have helped me wade through this process. Thank you for being patient with me.


Marydalene said...

I'm glad that you have such a positive outlook and can look back on the good times. Hang in there. We love you.

Anonymous said...

Jocelyn, you are deeply loved

Sarah said...

I think this was a great post for a day like this. It must be so hard to keep such a good attitude at times. Keep going -- I'm sure it will get easier!

Adri said...

I'm glad I can be a part of your writing new chapters...

Joanne said...

Whatever path we take in life with all its ups and downs, twists and turns, we come out a little wiser and a different person. Glad to see the warmth and goodness grow in your heart through your twists and turns.