Monday, June 1, 2015
One Isn't Enough -- Guest Post by Jamin Baldwin
ONE ISN'T ENOUGH
Of many things in life one is enough.
One love to last a lifetime.
One confidante with which to bare one's soul and confide one's secret fears.
One God to save our tortured souls from darkness.
But on the other hand . . .
One chubby, baby hand in mine.
One kiss goodnight while wrapped in my Mother arms.
One sunset that is followed by a dawn . . .
Of these things, one is never enough.
I stumbled across this scripture:
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.
While reading these words I was immediately flooded with an ocean of wonderful memories:
Memories of my grandmothers, both gone from this life 11 months apart.
Accompanied by all the smells, tastes and sounds my brain archived away with them.
My emotions overwhelmed, I thought . . .
One sleep over was never enough. One game of Skip-bo. One Christmas decorating the tree in purple or drinking a cup of Red rose tea with homemade pancakes . . . not enough . . .
This got me to thinking of memories and the making thereof. And I wondered to myself am I making good memories? Someday, will someone think back and thank God for the moments that they shared with me?
Today, this is my goal, and every day that I live. You don't have to be extravagant to make a worthwhile memory. To change someone's life forever all you need is a kind word. A gentle touch. A smile. A joke or a listening ear.
Let it be said of me someday with all who knew me . . .
One just wasn't enough.
Jamin Baldwin is a new, up-and-coming author whose writing interests span everything from historical romances to poetry and devotions. Along with home schooling her own children, she is also a volunteer in the children’s ministry at her church. The simplicity of country life is an insurmountable influence on all her writing endeavors. Connect with her at: https://www.facebook.com/jaycee.montana