Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Every Mile a Memory"

"Every Mile a Memory" -- what a true statement... with every mile we travel in life memories are created and then commemorated with milestones.

Milestones... erected along the path of life as we accomplish one more goal or overcome one more obstacle.

Each milestone is unique... unique to the situation that formed it. Some milestones you erect with a smile as what you have accomplished has brought you and others joy. Other milestones are placed with tears in your eyes because of all the pain and struggle they represent yet there is a seed of hope knowing that you are ready to move on and prepare the next memorial that will commemorate the scaling of new heights.

There are even those milestones that come with tears, not of sorrow , but of Joy and Pride. Like when you look up and there on that stage is your brother giving his graduation speech, and he is looking into your eyes and thanking you for helping him become the man he is today.

Then there are those milestones that you watch others accomplish. These are unique, yet special moments that cause you to look at there life and thank God that he has blessed them and brought them to that wonderful point in their life where they can pause and look to Him with gratitude for all that He has blessed them with.

But one of the most special types of milestones are those that as a family you look forward to and cherish together. One of these type of milestones is coming up for us Barretts. This will be the 4th and final milestone of its genre. From March 6, 2011 until March 11, 2012 there will be 4 teenagers in the Barrett house. This milestone has been set with 3 different groups of siblings in the previous 8 years and each of these special times were anticipated with joy and lived out with much fun.

These milestones are symbols of growing up and moving forward in life but they also hold the promise of so much fun and memories to be made on the next mile down the road. This is what makes them so special...

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