Precious Memories

I was browsing through digital photos from past years, 2006 onwards. (That was the year we got our first digital camera.) I saw some of my favorite pictures of the three kids. I also came across some I didn’t even remember taking. From time to time I would call my husband to look at some picture or another.

“Allen looks so young!” “Check out Aiden’s chubby cheeks.” “Look at Jessica’s curls.”

“Were they ever that young? What happened?”

Time flies, in its everyday common style, so we don’t really notice how fast it’s going by.

I’m thankful for photos, little tokens that capture days that pass by so quickly. A hundred years ago, two hundred, a thousand, the people had no way of capturing those special moments (unless they had an extremely talented painter in their family). Just fragmented memories, so often faulty, to remember the special times that pass so quickly.

Of course, “the memory of the just is blessed,” but photographs, I guess, are a help to conjure up those precious memories out of the cobwebbed recesses of our mind and keep them fresh and alive.

Allen, 3 years old


via Precious Memories.


About Bonita Jewel

Bonita Jewel is an author and blogger who writes on a variety of themes, including: Literature & poetry Writing Parenting Purpose After living in India from the age of 16 to 28, she returned to California with her husband and three children. She is pursuing a Degree at Fresno State University. Bonita teaches community education at Clovis Adult. Her courses include Blogging Basics, Power Editing, Creative Writing, and Working from Home. She also freelances as an editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach. Her greatest passions are her family, her faith, writing, and reading. Bonita Jewel has been reading since she was 2 ½. Thirty years later, she still loves the magic and mystery of the written word. She is slowly breathing life into roughly 50 novels and nearly as many nonfiction works, depending on which plot or character seizes her interest at any given time. Please connect with Bonita at:

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