I remember taking care of my first baby doll and what a joy it was.
I remember new school supplies and the anticipation and delight of using them to study.
I remember getting my own room and how much fun it was to clean and organize it.
I remember my first dorm room and how great it was setting up "house" for the first time.
I remember our first apartment and the excitement of getting up at the crack of dawn to cook a hot breakfast for my new husband.
I remember our first Christmas together and loving all the preparation and decoration for our neighborhood open house.
I remember waiting for my new baby to wake up from his nap so I could take care of him.
I remember . . .
in the face of a lot of hard work.
I didn't know cynicism (that thief).
Could it really be that simple? A matter of choice? A matter of heart?
I need to remember.
(I remember Christmas 2002)