Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Childhood ...

Hello world ...

Ponder on this quote for a moment.

“All of us are products of our childhood.”  - Michael Jackson .

I'm sure some of you are taking this moment to shed some sort of "blame" on who you are today because of your horrible past you are who you are today, right?  I'm sure I've probably blogged about somewhere on here. I totally disagree. But that is not what this blog post is about. I'm not sure where to start. I don't want to be morbid. I don't want to be a downer. But I guess there is no way around it when you are talking about..death.

The past few weeks I have heard the news of two people from my hometown, from my childhood, passing away. Looking back, these were people that were never "old" to me when I was a child. They were adults, but I never saw them as one day being old enough to die. At least not in my lifetime. O think that part of me feels my age because of this. Knowing that to some child right now - I'm not "old" either.  That they will be my age and maybe feel these same things.

The people that passed were my favorite teacher and a lady at my church. It's made me think of "home" and how fast my life has passed me by. It had been years since I thought of either of those people. But they played - in their own way - such a significant part in who I am today. Mr. Jones represents my middle school years. The years of awkward just before the years of hell in High School. He represents everything a teacher should be. He represents why I sometimes never gave up, even when I wanted to. Then there is Mrs. Poteet. She wasn't someone I was close to per say - but she represents a large part of my life - The church I grew up in. It was the place that I gave my life to the Lord. She is one of the women I think of when I think of Wednesday night supper at church and all the things that come with that - - Youth group, Choir, Plays, Lock In's ..... innocence. Shirley was the epitome of a great and Godly woman. 

I feel old. I feel sad. I feel pain for their families.

As the MJ quote said, "All of us are products of our childhood". So let's take this day to cherish the good moments and allow the bad ones to make us better - if for no one - than the children looking up to us today.

Grace and peace to you,

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