Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Personal Journey with Memories

I am taking part in the Write Tribe Festival Of Words 8th - 14th December 2013

My series on 7 journeys for the last festival was a lot of fun to write and having a theme made it a lot easier too. So learning from that experience, I thought I would have a theme again. This time I'll take you on a personal journey.

So here begins my journey with today's prompt "Memories"

God gave us memories so we can have roses in Winter ~ JM Barrie

image source: google images

One of my favourite memories is of my childhood with my dad. I was six years old and dad brought home a puzzle book for me. Can't remember now what it was called but I absolutely loved it and it started my love affair with puzzles. Something I shared with my dad - he loved puzzles too.

Each night after Dinner, my dad and I would sit together and solve one puzzle. It was my favourite time of day. This was dad and my time together. He was so patient and he made it all sound easy and so much fun. Then I would trot off to bed, a skip in my step and a smile on my face, my little pillow tucked under my arm. This is a memory that always makes me smile.

Thank God for memories and Thank You God for giving me such a wonderful dad, the best ever. The memories of him will live in my heart forever. Be at peace Dad.

Join me tomorrow on my next personal journey with Food

And check out some Day 1 posts.

Have a fun day.

Warm Regards
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74 comments:

  1. That was such a nice heartwarming walk down memory lane. Loved the fact that you and your Dad bonded over puzzles, that must have been such a nice memory to recollect for you.

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    1. Thanks Jairam. My dad was awesome. I always say we had a soul connection and we still do.

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  2. Dad is a very special person in a girls life, he is her role model and moments spent with Dad are indeed precious. Lovely post Suzy! Keep smiling and spreading love...!

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    1. Thanks. He is sure is Gayu. It's a blessing when we have wonderful dad's. Loved your poem.

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  3. I love puzzles too. And what a coincidence I was reliving those childhood memories yesterday when I found this awesome jigsaw puzzle app on my phone. :) Looking forward to your food journey. :)

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    1. Must find the jigsaw puzzle app. Puzzles rock. Thanks Jyothi.

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  4. Aha! That's so wonderful. loved your trip down the memory lane with your father :)
    I love solving puzzles too and my mother inspired me to do!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. I think we pass it on from generation to generation. Puzzles are so much fun.

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  5. As I read your post, Suzy, I recalled a picture you had shared of your add playing a game with your son (?) ...Such lovely memories, indeed! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Corinne. Yes, that's on my Photos are Fun blog. You have a good memory! My son also shares our love of puzzles.

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  6. Suzy, this such a cute memory! Girls have a special bonding with their father. You will always cherish the moments spent with him.

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    1. Thanks Usha. So true, most girls have a special bond with their dads. I miss mine heaps.

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  7. Lovely post Suzy. Dad's are special. No one can take their place.

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    1. Thanks. So true Geeta, they have a special place in our hearts.

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  8. It is such a good feeling to go back to the good old days spent together with loved ones. Looking forward to reading your next post in the series :)

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    1. Thanks Shalini. The good memories are always joyful.

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  9. I love puzzles too.
    I used to ask so many questions and Papa would answer each one so patiently. Dads are really special

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    1. Thanks Bhagyashree for sharing a sweet memory of your dad. :)

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  10. Touching take on the prompt and wonderful childhood memories made beautiful with ur dad. Cheerz, Suzy:)
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    1. Thanks Vishal. I relive that memory often. It's a special one for me.

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  11. Dad's are such a special part of our lives Suzy.. you made me emotional... need to call him NOW :)

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    1. They sure are Me. Hope you had a nice chat with your dad.

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    1. Yep we played those too. Thanks Aditya.

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  13. Beautiful take on the prompt and topic, Suzy. Thank you for kick starting this journey with an amazing memory. Love it :) Looking forward to the next one tomorrow !

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    1. Thanks Sid. Glad you liked my post. It's one of my favourite memories.

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  14. It's said Dad is the daughter's first hero. I loved to read about your bonding with your Dad and must be missing him.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. He certainly was my hero. I miss him heaps.

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  15. Puzzles form a significant part of my life with my son too. Except, we play them first thing in the morning. Over milk. and cornflakes. :) Someday I hope that my son will look back at those puzzle-ing moments and remember me with as much love as you do your father. I also hope he will be writing it down as beautifully as you, Suzy. :)

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    1. Thanks Sakshi for your very sweet comment. I think children learn best through puzzles. Happy puzzling with your son :)

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  16. Very sweet memories! So sweet how he made sure to spend quality time with you.

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    1. Thanks Robyn. My dad was awesome - he had time for everyone. My kids adored him too.

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  17. such simple routines that our parents devoted time for make such wonderful memories to share. glad you shared it :) thanks...dad's are special. especially to daughters :)

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    1. Thanks Preethi, Glad you liked it. Yes, dad's are very special.

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  18. Daughters are always special esp to fathers. That was a sweet memory to cherish always :)

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    1. Thanks Sheethal. Glad you liked my memory.

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  19. Nice post. So short, yet containing a powerful message about bonding. Today, there is only talk of spending quality time.

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    1. Thanks Jose. Parents these days are so caught up in the rat race that children take a complete back seat and children are burdened so much with academics that they have no time for anything else. Quite sad.

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  20. That was such a wonderful memory you posted Suzy.. Solving puzzles with someone who enjoys it as much as you can be real fun. Your post brought out so many emotions because you wrote from the heart. Looking forward to more

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    1. Thanks Nischala, It was a wonderful time each night and both dad and I had fun together. Glad you liked it.

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  21. That was a lovely memory. I love puzzles too and I discovered it only after my kids came along. I hope we're making some great memories while we're having fun just like you did.

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    1. Thanks Obsessivemom. I'm sure you are. Glad to hear you are enjoying puzzles with your kids.

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  22. A lovely memory which took me to my days of playing Scrabble with Dad! :) Great way to start off this festival Suzy :)

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    1. Thanks Aditi. I used to play scrabble with my grandmother. Glad my post triggered a nice memory for you.

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  23. This post warmed my heart Suzy. My personality and my interests are indebted to my baba. Thank you for posting this. Brought too many memories to fore ;)

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    1. Thanks Sunita. We are lucky we have nice memories of our dads Thanks for dropping by.

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  24. This so warmed my heart and put a big smile on my face. It is those memories that remain with us forever and are precious. A lovely way to start the festival. ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy. This is definitely a very precious memory. I close my eyes and I'm back there; Glad it made you smile.

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  25. Dads are a daughter's first love. Being a Daddy's girl I could feel the love and warmth you shared with your Dad. Unfortunately I spent a good 10 years of my life with my Dad through letters only. Wish I could go back in time and bring back all those moments and live them with Dad again. Lovely start of the Festival! Looking forward to the next one of the series. :-)

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    1. Thanks Rekha. I am blessed that I spent 50 years of my life with him as my dad lived with me. Best thing I ever did to have him with me. Unfortunately he died soon after my 50th birthday.

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  26. That was totally sweet!! Dads have a special place in us daughters' lives. Thanks for sharing this memory, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Bhavya. Glad you liked my memory.

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  27. that was such a beautiful and sweet memory! thank you for sharing it with us Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Mytakeoneverything. Glad you liked it and happy I shared.

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  28. A lovely post to start off. I hear many say that daughters bond stronger with dads while sons bond stronger with moms.

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    1. Thanks Padmanabha, Generally I guess that is the case. However I have a great relationship with both my daughter and my son.

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  29. Suzy, I am happy that you were able to create fond memories with your parents. Those are precious memories indeed :)

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    1. Thanks Ruchira. They are truly precious, very dear to my heart.

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  30. Suzy it is wonderful walk down the memory lane. I think we are blessed to be able to take time to cherish small memories from out past.

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    1. Thanks Sugandha. Yes I feel very blessed to have had such a wonderful dad and such beautiful memories of him.

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  31. Wonderful and loving memories..You chalked the real picture and I could visualize it clearly.

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  32. Thanks Soumya. Glad you could visualise my memory. It's a memory very close to my hear.

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  33. What a precious memory of the time you and your dad spent together doing puzzles when you were a child. So special. A great reminder that it's not the amount of money you spend on your child that matters, it's the time you spend with them that is so important and makes them feel valued and loved.

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    1. Thanks Cat. That's so true, spending a little time doing a fun thing together is worth more than all the money you lavish on them.

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  34. Your post made me relive my moments with my dad...so realistic...lovely one

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    1. Thanks Shellymona. Memories are so precious especially when our loved ones are gone.

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  35. When parents spent time with us in forming a habit, those habits usually last a lifetime, so I feel. Not the toy or the dress we remember, but the time we spent together, yet we forget this simple fact, so often !
    Lovely post !

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    1. Thanks Iihahs. Yes it's so true, we remember the moment spent together not the gifts we were given. Thanks you for reminding me of that. :)

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  36. its a great feeling to relive such happy memories... we never realise how fast time goes by.. and how much of an impact they had on our lives till it is too late.

    http://www.godyears.net/2013/12/memories-those-bloody-juniors.html

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    1. Thanks Roshan. Time does fly. Thank God for memories that we can relive again and again.

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  37. we will always be daddy's little girls.....and the great memories they leave us with are something we cherish eternally...

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    1. Thanks Little Princess. Most of us are daddy's little girls - Thank God for that.

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  38. I am a huge fan of Sudoku myself. And I do believe this would be some of my gifts to my children :-) God bless memories to evoke such sweet emotions always :-)

    Richa

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    1. Thanks Richa. Sudoku was my dad's favourite puzzle and mine too. I miss doing them with him.

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