Friday, May 27, 2011

Five Minute Friday: On Forgetting

Ready for another Five Minute Friday?  You can read the rules and her latest post at The Gypsy Mama.

Here we go:

Forgetting that is a perfect topic for me.  Now what was I going to say?

Sea what I mean.  Okay all kidding aside. Seriously sometimes I think I have lost my mind.  Take grocery shopping for instance I make a list, I study my list and I still forget something.  Without fail I will forget at least one item when I do my shopping this weekend.  I can't remember a time I haven't had to make a second or third trip to the store.  Even when going on a trip, I make lists and I check them twice, but it never fails after we are a good 2 hours down the road I will remember what it was that I didn't know I forgot.  This bothers me sometimes.  I just wonder if I am this bad now with lists what will I be like when I am old.  My Nana doesn't know who I am anymore.  Sure I could tell her my name and remind her that I am her granddaughter and which of her children I belong to, but it is not the same Nana that I grew up loving.  I don't want to forget who I am, who my children are, my husband or any of that.  One of my prayers is that I will have a sharp mind until the end.
There are good things about forgetting though.  Forgive and forget.  This doesn't mean we are to be foolish and keep getting duped because we 'forgot'.  It simply means that when we forgive someone we don't hold it over there head, keep bringing it up or use it against them.  I am glad that Christ forgave me and put my sins as far as the East is from the West, never to remember them anymore.

Times up.


  1. Oh, I've definitely been there. You are not alone. :)

  2. beautifully said...Happy Friday!

  3. Haha! Yes! Lately, I've been forgetting diapers and/or wipes. ALL. THE. TIME! You'd think I'd remember after the first time. ;)

  4. I was just stopping by your blog to say thanks for commenting on mine during the SMS Giveaway, and I'm so glad I got to read these lovely thoughts, that I completely relate to! I think memory is a great gift of God -- both the sweet memories which we cherish and the difficult memories which help us to grow. Blessings to you and your family. Georgie


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