Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cleaning out old journals is such a reflective time


Stitched by me in 2010 from a booklet by The Sampler Girl

I'm still working tonight on cleaning out my old papers I had stored from oodles of years ago. I found writing then an outlet and to journal has not been a new thing for me.  Interestingly written in  2003, I excerpted from my journal something that touched me. I had written a paper only I could read. It was password protected as many others. The name of this article was Pandora's Box. The reason for it is quite a long story but in essence this excerpt reminded me of destiny and the why of things especially having not read it in almost 10 years.

The  last paragraph is:

My children, Brandon and Meghan, have unique gifts. Although they have their own struggles and personal challenges, separation by distance cannot separate our common struggles, pain, and joys that we celebrate as we all venture to pick up the broken pieces of the remains of the results of family violence in years past. Our personalities, fears, and outlook on life issues changed forever. We all have a section in Pandora’s box, separated only by years and circumstance. We know how and when to open the box………we know when to keep it closed too.

 This is still true today. But each day gets brighter when the box is opened.

Nite, nite
Jennifer

4 comments:

  1. As Pandora's box opens a new light will shine on your pride. There are times in which we go to the box just to see how far we have come and what we have done with what we learned from those experiences.
    Be always in stitches.

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  2. Thanks so much Jayne for understanding. Your explanation verbalizes my feelings completely!

    It's a good day!!

    Jennifer

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  3. Great stitching!

    I love the last entry in the journal. Just lovely.

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  4. What a wonderful reflection - thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life!

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