I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.
Today I lost a beloved childhood memory keeper. In a way it's bittersweet, yet in another it's something grand. I am no longer a child, haven't been for the last several years, yet the memories of being one are very fresh in my mind.
This memory keeper was bound to go someday, there was no way for me to keep it. Physically that was, because all those dear memories are stored in my brain. Some of them I had forgotten until today. My mom and I were laughing over some of the crazy memories we had. Here is what she cleverly posted on Facebook...
The past is gone, the present is here, and the future is calling. Look forward to it... Hold those dear memories close, but don't be afraid to step out and make new ones. Who knows, they might even end up being better ones. After all God has a grand plan for all of us and I don't think I've reached mine, yet.