100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 82

Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.

You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!

Do I have a favorite memory of someone who has passed on?

I’m so close to reaching 100 on these journal prompts – and yet so far away at the pace I’m keeping 😅.

But I wanted to wish a Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all of my friends here in the U.S. ❤

Whatever the reason, I know it can be a difficult day for some.

My husband lost his mother almost 6 years ago now, and we also lost our last surviving grandmother recently.

Sunday, as we sat around the dinner table, we shared some of our favorite stories with the kids in honor of these sweet souls we love and miss.

I used to love to make fudge and play board games with my grandma. She loved to camp, sing songs about Jesus, and read her favorite poems out loud.

Joe told our daughter about a time when his mom was young. She loved to read so much that she would turn on the vacuum and pretend to clean her room… while secretly enjoying her favorite book in bed!🤣

Do you have any favorite memories of someone you’ve lost? I’m grateful for memories. They feel like a special way to keep the people we love near and dear to our hearts.

❤ Jenny

8 thoughts on “100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 82

  1. I might have told this story before…

    Our family had a long tradition of playing Trivial Pursuit on Christmas, some combination of me, Mom, Dad, Aunt Jane (Mom’s sister), Rick and Miranda (Jane’s children), and Grandpa. (Dad, Grandma, my brother Mark, and Rick and Miranda’s dad, I forget my WordPress pseudonym for him, Uncle Darrell, I think? were less enthusiastic about this tradition.)

    Christmas 2003, our first without Grandpa, Mom suggested skipping Trivial Pursuit that year to remember Grandpa. I said, if we really want to honor Grandpa, we should play the way he always played, and just blurt out the answers regardless of whose turn it is. 😂 (We didn’t, but that would have been an interesting twist.)

    This will be our first year without Grandma; she passed in March, at age 100. I shared at the service how she was always so faithful to write letters by hand to us four grandchildren as we moved out on our own. The last few letters always included her writing about how her hand hurt, so she was sorry it was so short, but I still enjoyed receiving them, and knowing it hurt made the letters even more special. I also shared how it was funny the way she would often throw out butchered Calabrese slang that none of us knew how to spell, or say properly.

    Also, for the record, i think that service was the only time I’ve ever seen Rick cry; he’s 42 and I’ve known him all his life.

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    1. Aww, these are the sweetest, memories, thank you for sharing. I am super impressed your Grandma made it to 100! My grandpa is 97, so we are cheering him on! That is also my favorite way to play Trivial Pursuit 😉 , and I that is so sweet that she wrote those letters. That just makes my heart happy. What great grandparents.

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    1. I’m sorry, Kathy. That probably makes topics like this really difficult sometimes. I am so impressed with the amazing mother you’ve become for your kids, and with the memories you create for them nonetheless. …I am glad you got to meet your grandmother a couple of times at least ❤

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