Today is June 14th, Flag day here in the US. It is also the day my mom passed away nine years ago. It's a day that I will never forget but really don't want to dwell on.
while I was thinking about it the other day, I remembered that the year after she died, on exactly June 14th, I was diagnosed as having a concussion. It got me to wondering what happened on other years on that exact day. I was really curious, but how in the world can you find out that information?
Well,my wonderful hubby has kept a journal of sorts since about 1976. It's not much each day. he writes in teeny tiny handwriting on a small Hallmark calendar. He writes things like the temperature, any special events, phone calls he makes to family, projects that he works on, etc. It's just a tiny slice of his life, a life that I have shared with him in some way since 1984.
So here's the list of the last 28 years of June 14th.... (the Parentheses are my comments)
2010- painted the pool house. (What? we have a pool house! Never even thought we would have a pool!)
2009- left for vacation in Wi.
2008- missionaries come to our house for a cookout (four days before we moved to Georgia)
2007- lunch at the mall
2006- Visited Bay Beach in Wi (This great little amusement Park in Green Bay Wisconsin. Tickets for rides are only a quarter a piece!)
2005- hubby's parents visiting from Wi. Out to eat at Laddie and Dukes (Hubby's family lives in Wisconsin. We lived in NC so it was wonderful having them there.)
2004- First day of VBS (So many years of vacation Bible School! So many great memories!)
2003- Got a concussion in Illinois (Kept telling everyone I had a "coma".)
2002 - Mom died after a kidney stone operation (Devastating, but saw and felt God's peace like I never have before.)
2001 - Teen Challenge had a walkathon
2000 - dentist appointment
1999- Bought phones for hubby's parents.
1998- Out for a steak dinner
1997 - Travel to Maysville, Kentucky (The home of Ulysses Grant! Also the middle of our trip to Wisconsin1996 - Hubby day off, he got a haircut. (I'm not very observant. I don't always notice when this happens.)( And I am 2 months pregnant with my third born!)
1995- Discipleship Dynamics class ( a great church class about Leading people to Jesus through building relationships.
1994- Old friend, Sharon Sweiger, visits (Hubby and I actually met for the first time at her house in 1984.) (And this year, I am 7 months pregnant with my second born!)
1993- Hubby wins $45.00 (I have NO idea how he won $45.00!)
1992- returned to Greensboro from Wi. Flight delayed (Ihad a 6 month old on this trip. We sat on the plane for over an hour before we took off! fortunately, the baby slept the whole time.)
1991- hubby and 5 brothers visits uncles ( and I am about 3 months pregnant with my firstborn.)
1990- Hubby fed horses at horse co-op
1989- Hubby going home from visitng fiancee (me!)
1988 - Visited (and dated!) a girl named Emilie. (We weren't dating at that time.)
1987 - pre-hubby, newly back, living in Wisconsin- goes swimming in the river.
1986- pre-hubby says "talked to Linda for a few minutes". We weren't even dating at the time.
1985 - pre-hubby says "called Linda" (We were dating, but had just got unengaged)
1984 - three days before my car accident. (Totaled the car... not wearing my seatbelt.)(Hubby and I have been dating for about a month now.)
1983- Exactly One month after I graduated college (That's not on his calendar, I just know that date. It was important!)
So that's it, a walk down memory lane for a day that I really did need to know that good things happen over the years. It was a great exercise for me. If you have a chance, you should do it too!