Today, my black pointy shoes reminded me you. This sounds like a poem.
Let me think . . . yes, a poem.
A poem to commemorate one of our stories:
My pointy shoes
Remind me of you
Of the time we made our way
To the San Francisco Bay
In Palo Alto we stopped to take a look
Snapping pictures at the headquarters of Facebook
Visiting shops at the outdoor mall
Grabbing lunch and as always, having a ball
Before departing, we made one quick stop
You waited patiently as I ventured into yet another shop
Imagine my great delight
Upon finding shoes that fit just right
A bargain buy on a fancy brand
To remember an adventure, oh so grand.
This recap poem challenged my mind and brought a smile to my face today, as I reflected on one of our many trips.
It’s interesting how easily something simple, like a pair of shoes, can trigger an avalanche of memories.
When living in Nevada, Josh and I decided to take a quick weekend get-a-way to a new part of California. We even fit in a ballgame to see the Royals at the Oakland A’s stadium, visited John Ortberg’s church in Menlow Park and explored Palo Alto. On this trip, we also discovered a new dog breed - a Bernedoodle - and WOW, they are cute!! (I might want one still). Such fun memories from four years ago.
While I miss my adventure buddy greatly, I am glad we took time for little mini adventures here and there whenever possible. Adventures with no real agenda – the main goal, to spend time together. These are part of the collection of special, treasured things that carry into today’s story.
Memories that somehow still lighten my grieving heart as I reflect on special times with my spouse.
"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you." - Philippians 1:3
Hi! It's Jenn Brown, writing my story that is now slightly different as we enter a season of new grief. On September 30, 2019, my dear husband Josh passed away after battling brain cancer.