Monday, March 22, 2004

I CAN'T REMEMBER TO FORGET!

I can't remember to forget.........

When Peggy came home from the hospital. She was wrapped in a soft white blanket and all I could see was her tiny red face.

When she learned to drink from a straw.

When she followed me everywhere and I would turn to her and sing.."Me and My Shadow".

When she lost her first tooth.

When I could make her cry by singing, "Poor Little Robin".

When she started to first grade and I sat on the play ground steps with her..reassuring her that It would be fun to go to school.

When her teeth were too big for her face.

When she would climb in bed with me at night because she had a bad dream.

When she turned 13 years old and got her first pair of high heels. She wobbled all over the house wearing them for the rest of the day.

When we would sing together for the Senior Citizens at Harrison Park.

When she told me about a boy that she liked when she was in 5th grade.   His name was Paul.

When she had her first real date and all of us enjoyed giving him the 5th degree!

When she was "in Love" for the first time. Memories of Dwight.

When she suffered her first heart break.  More memories of Dwight.

When she was a bridesmaid in my wedding.

When she spent the summer with us waiting for my first child to be born.

When she became engaged.

Her wedding and what a beautiful bride she was.

The birth of her first daughter.

Sitting in a hospital waiting room on our 13th wedding anniversary waiting for her 2nd daughter to be born.

I remember so much about Peggy and just wish that she could remember me and our growing up together! I'll just have to keep those memories safe for her.

My Sister is special to me always, for she is someone who is a part of all the favorite memories that I keep in my heart.

The name Peggy means "A Pearl" and that is what she is and has always been to me.....

A Pearl in the necklace of my life.

I Love You Today, Peggy!

Mary Louise

 

6 comments:

auntyeeyee622 said...

Such a beautiful entry......I am so glad that you have these beautiful memories. Peggy has them too.....not all at one time like you, and maybe not everyday, but she has memories too.....in her own little world..............Deanna

debijanssen said...

THANKS FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS I WAS HOPING SHE HAD A FAMILY. HER DAUGHTERS MUST BE DEVASTATED, AND HER HUSBAND...I'M SO GLAD YOUR SHARING A PIECE OF YOUR HEART WITH ALL OF US...I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU AND PEGGY....

s0ngbird1962 said...

"A pearl in the necklace of my life..." Truly a nice thought....

As usual a beautiful bittersweet entry. I so wish this journey could have a happy ending for you all... : (

beppeinpcola said...

ML, loved today's writing! These are sweet memories. I bought her those first high heels and hose. Also I remember buying her her first 5 new school dresses and Mother laying them on the bed in our front bedroom. Litte Peggy (6 years old) and me (the big sister who just graduated from highschool and going to work in an office). I remember the giggles and her big, big grin as she excitedly touched each dress. Little did I know what a memory I was making. Love, your big sister, Betty Jean

barbpinion said...

Thank you for visiting my journal From SOlitude-From Silence. My mother died and I write several pages for her that day. I'm sharing them because so many friends, including you, are being separating from those they love. Loss is hard. Your sister, Peggy is blessed to have such a wonderful sister. And you are always connected ..always, because love is never wasted, Mary. Not ever! HUGS< Barb

caragrike said...

ML, I laughed out loud when I saw Peg's "big teeth" picture. Also I found a Berney Points Bulletin the other day and on that particular Sunday bulletin, you and Peg sang a duet. Mother loved to hear y'all sing. So many memories...keep writing because through your writingm, I can remember too. I love you. caragrike (Barbara)