The Sweetest days

If I Could Turn Back Time 

When I think about reliving a day in my life, at first its difficult to choose, I’ve been blessed with many great days. The day I met my husband, became a Mom, passed the registry exam, landed the job of my dreams or moved into the house I help build. All wonderful memories, each deserving a chance to enjoy it again.

Still, when I think about each of those days, it is only in retrospect that they are the greatest days of my life.

I never knew when I met my husband that we would be married 8 months later and be so happy. When my daughters were born healthy, while great at the time, it is only with the passing of time that I know what a blessing they have been in my life. When the envelope arrived advising that I passed my board exams, I was happy, though guarded that perhaps it had all been an error. Landing the job of my dreams was exciting, though working with the families and children and having a small impact in their lives had that moment pale in comparison. When I moved into the house I helped build, it was a busy day, the joy lessened by the volume of work remaining.

The memory of those pivotal moments in my life grows sweeter with the lens of the present looking into the past.

How fortunate that we are able to remember the days of our lives and at any moment relive that moment, day or period in our life all with the lens of today where we know for certain that it all turned out exactly as it should.

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Writing and photography are my first and second loves and thanks to technology I have the ability to share with a larger audience, including family and friends. Gone are the days of lugging around photo albums after a trip and of keeping a written journal of the experience that only I would view. The days of the handwritten letters are gone, but blogging provides a chance to share ideas, thoughts and photographs with a few mouse clicks and to receive instant feedback from around the world. It provides an opportunity to research a new place and to see that place through the eyes of a multitude of people each with their own unique way of viewing and experiencing the world. It opens the world wide and allows us a front row seat. Blogging connects us and creates a family of support. It provides an outlet and a chance to perfect the craft of writing and story telling. When I sit in my living room drinking my coffee and see that someone from another part of the world has read my words, and then I read theirs, the world is much smaller and more attainable. We are more alike than different as we share uniquely human experiences. Once I had a dream of becoming a Journalist, but somehow life got in the way. I currently have a fantastic career in healthcare and know that I have made a difference so I have no regrets. Still, I wonder if there is time to explore the road less travelled?

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