Friday, November 11, 2011
I've spent all my free time this week trying to get my new craft/storage space organized. I've been packing random boxes of stuff that's strewn across the house into totes that fit snugly in our glorious new wardrobes. So now Raf and I each have a big memory box style tote. While gathering stuff to pack the totes, I experienced some pretty awesome belly laughs, sentimental moments, and even the thrill of discovering items I thought I'd lost forever.
That experience inspired me to start a new series on the blog: Flashback Fridays. The plan is to share an old picture, or a memory inspired by some random thing I've stumbled across.
To kick things off: the koala. While unpacking boxes, Lana pulled this little koala out of a box and hugged it, just like she does with her own koala. Definitely a sentimental moment for me. This koala is one of two things I automatically associate with my Pau Pau. I'm not really sure of the story behind it. Maybe it was a gift from her? Maybe it belonged to her? I don't know. But whenever I see koala bears, I always think of her. She was the most incredible woman. She had MS and passed away when I was 4, but she was the type of person that loved ones remember so fondly. I've heard so many stories about her as a mom, a student, a teacher. And I'm so grateful to have even a few memories of my own.