Reel to Reel Tapes sure hold there magnetism

In doing some cleaning out of storage spaces recently, I came across ten reels of magnetic tape with no labels on them. My parents had given them to me several years ago when they were cleaning up.

I was fortunate to be able to listen to there contents thanks to a friend who still has a working tape deck capable of playing them. These tapes were recorded when I was a teenager. It is amazing to hear sounds that were recorded over forty years ago. I heard one piece of a recording that continued the voice of my Mother as well as my Grandmother. It is almost like bringing those memories totally alive.

I wonder if the feelings I experience are similar to those that one experiences when looking at old photographs. I definitely think so. There is a resonance a feeling of excitement as if one is living out history. When I think of the countless hours that we spend interacting with each other that never get recorded, it makes me think about how special the glimpses and small pieces that we do record, which make that impact which is timeless. Listening to the history of my childhood got me to thinking about a cassette tape that we had made of our children at Christmas in 1996. I found it and played it, and was truly amazed at how memories were rekindled. Memories are not to be hidden behind but held up as milestones to be cherished.

The Resurrected Blog

I am so amazed that I havenโ€™t posted to this blog in over two years! ๐Ÿ™‚
So much has happened and so much has changed. I am now almost 58. ๐Ÿ™‚ Both of my parents are in heaven! I am loving learning and school!

I made one of those new year resolutions to do things differently this year. This includes writing one blog post a week minimum.

Stay tuned!

Children Are Awesome

I saw a Twitter post from a Blind friend recently that went something like this. “I wonder if Blind people can adopt children?” This question gave me a bit of a pause for reflection because we adopted four children!

Adopting is an incredible miracle and life is so fully manifested in the incredible gift of bringing a new child home to the family. I remember the wonderful bonding that took place immediately after holding a newly adopted baby in my arms!

What awesome family experiences can you share?