I resolved not to make the same mistake with my own life and my children's understanding of it.
I began to write. Then I wrote some more. Some of what I wrote made me cry so hard that I had to stop as the keyboard and the screen disappeared beyond my tears. My tears told me that these things were important, and that they deserved to be told and to be passed along. My writing took on a stronger purpose, and the word 'legacy' began to creep into my thoughts. I wrote to my children in adulthood (very close for them all) and in truth, I wrote to myself.
Much of what I have written makes me smile, giggle or laugh out loud. I hope it will have that effect upon you. Most of all, though, all of what I've written has helped me remember things that I had tucked away in metaphysical/metaphorical pockets - out of sight, yet in mind. I am now better remembering my life - and the thought has struck me: if we don't remember it, it's gone.
My hope is that my first attempt to put together an ordered account of some of the sillier moments, as well as one or two of the most poignant moments of my life, will provide some insight into this ordinary life, but most of all will provide enjoyment, and best of all, some laughter.
Go on, give it a try: I dare ya!