The Memories of our existence.
The Times that make us who we are.
The People whom make a difference in our lives.
I listened to Kelsea Ballerini’s song Legends today, while figuring out what I was going to do today. Figuring out what to do other then go to work today. Watching the video brought thoughts into my head, memories to mind and the thought of people brought tears to my eyes.
When you first think or look at the title to Her music video you think it’s about her possible journey. How she became where she is now. But as you begin to listen it’s about her and someone else. Now you watch the video and it’s of a woman and a man and the differences that bring them together in life. How they supported each other through the good and bad. It’s how their lives become intertwined and they move forward as one. Making memories and living life day by day.
When I look back at the times that make me, the simple moments that make me, ME. I think about when I was punched in the mouth and my first tooth fell out. How I twisted the second loose tooth out. I think about the times I had to make decisions between one thing or the next. I think about the mistakes I made. I think about the times it was Easy. How Laughing was like taking a breath, How when I walked it seemed like I ran. How everything was a blur of smiles and laughing. I think about the times it was Hard. How those hard times were long and sad. How taking a breath felt like razor blades. How taking a step forward felt like walking on coals. How walking forward felt no different them walking backwards. When my world spun and dropped from underneath me. I think about when I was a child. I think about our big move two hours away from family. I think about the differences in people.
When I think about all the people I’ve met, and how they have made such a difference in my life…. It makes me smile and frown. I think of my Grandmother, my Mother, My sisters, and brothers. I think of my cousins, my friends, my adopted mothers, my adopted family and above all those I call best friends. What they all mean to me. I think of the ways they have impacted my life. I think about the times we’ve had. I think about the times that may come.
Then I think about all the people whom made an impact but have left this world. Firstly I think about the grandparents I didn’t get to meet. I think about the possibilities of how they may have impacted my life and how their absence impacted my life. I think about my uncle’s who were a big part of who I became. I think about the aunt’s who treated me fairly and watched over me. I think about the cousins whom I never met or lost early. I think about the fun times we had together.
Finally I think about my father. I remember the memories I’ve had with him. The memories I won’t be able to share. But knowing somewhere he’s there. I think about the times we laughed together, how we did silly and stupid things. I think about the times I got in trouble, and he grinned saying I was just like his family. I think about his hugs, and kisses, I think about his laughter, his hands. but mostly his impact on my life. I think about his loss impacted my life.
My whole point is… That the people in your life become legends, staples in your life. Memories become legends of heroism, courage, cowardice, happiness, sadness, and love. All these legends lead up to the legend you create for yourself. So be aware of the legend you leave behind.