Sunday, July 26, 2009

Skating Rinks and Memories

Friday night Kristyn and Ryleigh had friends over to spend the night, so I took them to the skating rink. While I was sitting there watching them skate and reading a book (The Shack, more on that later), it brought back memories of when I was a kid and my mom use to take me to the local skating rink on Friday and Saturday nights. I remember everything about the skating rink....the wooden floor, big box fans in the corners, video games, couples skate, limbo, the corner game....so many good memories. I updated my Facebook page indicating where I was and got so many responses from friends that I had (and still have) recalling the same things. I also found out that the skating rink is still open, so maybe, just maybe I will get to go back one day and take my kids to where I used to go skating and where their daddy and I went on our first date in 1992. Anyway, I digress, sitting there in that skating rink felt like my life seemed to come full circle. Seeing my kids do something that I did when I was their age and seeing them get the same amount of joy from it was to say the least, very rewarding. I sat there thinking that I was exactly where I was suppose to be at that very moment. Sometimes life can get so crazy and hectic that it is hard to breathe, but at that moment, everything was right with the world...no ringing phone, no tv, no bickering kids...just some really loud music and kids laughing and smiling. I must say, I love my life and I love my family more than words can say. Sure, I have my days (don't we all), where life seems to be completely unmanigable and I wish I could just step out of my life for just a minute and catch my breath....but overall, I wouldn't change a thing. I AM, Blessed Beyond Measure.....Sometimes I wish I could be a kid again...no worries, no bills, no major responsibilities. I had a great childhood, there is nothing about it that I would change. I know alot people cannot say that. I hope that my kids feel the same way when they are grown with kids of their own. The Lord truely blessed me with everything that I have...wonderful parents, great family as a whole, two wonderful girls and a great husband who I would absolutely die for. I know not everyone has that. Like I said, I am BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE....

Stay Blessable!!

2 comments:

Lianna Knight said...

I LOVE this post Deanna...and you MUST be talking about Prince's Roller Rink!! Those were the days :) Glad your girls enjoyed it...I know I use too!

Jennifer Tharp said...

DeAnna, I got choked up, tears in my eyes and goosebumps after reading this post! I remember going to the rink Friday nite, coming to spin the nite w u afterward and laying in ur waterbed talking about boys we liked..you-Michael W. and me-Luke G. lol!!! I am so thankful I found you and reached out to you after all the years that had passed ;) I love you and treasure our many sweet memories as little girls!!