Forgetful. Not Forgetful

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Pursuing What Is Excellent -- Forgetful. Not Forgetful.I forget things!

I’ve been that way since childhood.

I even had a keychain when I was in high school that read, “I suffer from CRS. Can’t Remember Stuff.”
(but unfortunately the Spencers kind. Hey. I was a worldly teen.)

I don’t remember a majority of my childhood.

It even carried over into my title as wife and into motherhood!

I don’t even remember my children’s birth weight!

My husband says that maybe I’m just wired that way.
My husband could sit for hours and tell stories of his childhood without missing a beat.
We determined that I was more of a “seer” than a doer.
I sat and observed and never really got involved.
There’s nothing really memorable about idleness.

All of that forgetfulness bothered me, y’all!
I asked God to help me to remember those things, but then said, “Nah. Never mind. I might start remembering things that I was remembering to forget!”
I polled a few of my friends and I found that I’m not in the forgetful camp by myself!

Before I could get too down on myself, the Holy Spirit reminded me (because He’s good like that):

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name,
He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
John 14:26 (NKJV)

There are some things that God has told me, shown me, taught me, done for me that I’ll never forget.
That’s the stuff that’s ingrained in me, engraved on my heart.
Not that other events in my life aren’t important!
They are gifts from God and as much as I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it all..them (my family) all,
they are not eternal; temporal.
Jesus lives in me. We’re more one than my husband and I are one.
We’re tight! and I think that’s one of the reasons I’ve not forgotten anything that He’s put in me…because its of Him!

I do want to learn to be more mindful of important events and moments in my life because I do love my family and friends so much.
I will no longer claim forgetfulness as mine!

I want to leave you with a Scripture passage that speaks loudly to my soul! FORGET NOT!

and all that is within me, bless His

How do you remember things; the things beyond jotting down dates in your planner?
Do you journal?
Take lots of photos?
Rehearse the stories?
Do you find that being actively involved helps you to remember?

With Sword and Coffee,
Kela

  • mra

    I enjoyed this read. Many years ago I believe I heard God speak to my heart that throughout my life there would be many stones of remembrance that are for me, yes, but also to be faithful in sharing the faithfulness of our mighty God. What we remember is to bless us because God is awesome like that, and as the saying goes, “We are blessed to be a blessing.” Let the redeemed of the Lord testify! 🙂

    I’m thankful for what you remember because it’s blessed me. I enjoyed this post thoroughly. Thanx for being faithful in sharing through your blog! 🙂

    • Amen! YES! We are blessed to be a blessing and it brings so much joy!! I’m so thankful for the blessing that you are to me!!

  • I’m a forgetter right there with ya so this truth is encouraging! “We’re tight!”…I can’t help but smile at your posts, Kela. You authentic and it’s contagious. Blessings!

    • Oh Katie! This blesses me!! Thank you, sister!!

  • Dee D

    Hi Kela, it’s so nice to ‘meet’ you. I can really relate to this post because I always thought I was the only one with the worst memory in the world. I also don’t have stories to share from my very early childhood and it has always bothered me. When I read the book ‘Still Alice’ it scared me to death because I wondered if I might end up with early Alzheimer’s disease. Your post however encouraged me because I, too remember those special moments that God has blessed me and the many times that He has made a way out of no way. I am very glad that I stumbled across your blog today because I truly enjoyed the visit… 🙂