A couple days ago, I had the pleasure of taking a few newborn pictures for a very good friend of mine. I’ve never done newborn pictures before and she let me use her precious little daughter as my model. See the blanket she is all wrapped up in? It was crocheted by my Grandma Woodberry almost 20 years ago. She gave it to me when I was a teenager to put in my “hope chest” for when I had a family. All three of my children have gone to church on their blessing day wrapped in that very same blanket. Seeing little Callie in it reminds me of so many happy memories. Memories of my grandma and memories of my own children when they were so tiny and new.
To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
~Margaret Fairless Barber
Sometimes looking backwards to happy memories really is so very refreshing. It makes looking forward just that must sweeter.