Memories Don’t Have to be Planned

I’m all for intentional memory making (you can see a few of my posts on in HERE and HERE). I truly believe that if we are not intentional in crafting the life we want to remember, life will pass us by. There is a saying that rings so true to me:

There are seven days in a week. Someday is not one of them.

But that doesn’t mean that all memories have to be planned. That’s far from the truth. If we are so busy planning memories that we miss the ones that unfold in front of us, we’ll have missed the point. Sometimes the key to the most beautiful memories is just slowing down and taking the time to see. And to get messy.

The other night it was raining. My three year old asked if she could go play in the rain. There was no reason to say no, so out in the rain she went. And when I came out to watch her, she was fully focused on the mud puddle in the driveway.

I could have gotten mad about her getting dirty. I could have told her to come in. But instead, I sat and watched. Then I grabbed my camera and tried to capture all the joy and mud that was oozing all over the place.

This memory wasn’t planned. But it will be remembered.

And then I took a few minutes to scrap the memory. I love this sweet girl!

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