everyday joy: memory lane | swoon

memory lane | paperyrain.com

memory lane | paperyrain.com

memory lane | paperyrain.com

memory lane | paperyrain.com

memory lane | paperyrain.com

memory lane | paperyrain.com

memory lane | paperyrain.com

I was able to drive to Virginia for a weekend family celebration, one of the first times in almost 6 years I’ve been able to do that. Driving through all the back roads lined with old country stores and beautiful southern homes, with plans to meet up with elementary/high school teachers, grade school girl friends, and visit with my family, I was flooded with memories and excitement.

I couldn’t help but see the parallels between these buildings and my visit home. Some of my relationships from back home have definitely weathered. We’ve gotten older, we’ve changed, I’ve moved and things are different, but just like these buildings that were built long ago, they were built to endure through time. They have survived storms and although you see the cracks and scrapes, the structure is strong and beautiful.

I’m so thankful to have relationships in my life that have weathered storms, because they have ended up being my favorite part of traveling down memory lane.

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