Saturday, September 19, 2009

Procrastinator Redeemed

I finally kept an ancient promise to myself to submit a box full of video coverage (no less than 35 tapes - 120's and mini's) that hold various vignettes of our life over the past 20 years. They are in the laborious process of being transferred to DVD - and perhaps in a months time, if all goes well, my family and I can enjoy looking at the 'Way We Were'.
One item of major interest is the inaugural tape of our daughter and sister Yvonne with her daughter Nicole, filmed in the three weeks before her death. It was December 1988 that we treated ourselves to the purchase of our first ever video machine with the express intention of helping my dying sister record her thoughts, wishes and final farewells to her little girl.
I remember distinctly what a nuisance my hubby made of himself, (enamoured as he was with this new toy) sneaking up on us at the most inopportune times to capture moments of life significant or otherwise.
But I must say, I am forever grateful for his wise forethought and generosity of heart that made the making of this memory possible.
The anticipation of seeing it again is both sweet and painful. Bittersweet is the word I suppose.
....not to be confused with 'bitter' in any shape or form.
God has graciously spared us from the ill of THAT cancerous response to difficulty. He is Capital G Good!

1 comment:

  1. HAHAHAHA just had a flashback of those "inopportune times" you speak of... ;) Can't wait to see them again!


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