Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Picture Tag

Marg tagged me for a picture game. Here are the rules…..

1.Open the 4th picture folder on your computer
2. Open the 4th picture and post it on your blog.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same!

Having an addictive amount of curiosity.... smile... I HAD to know what my photo would turn out to be...

I found that it was a school photo of me in first grade. I am in the first row second from the right. The year? 1953.

Time passes sooo quickly, doesn't it ? I can't believe how many years, how many memories have crowded into my life since the day that picture was taken.
How little I knew then about what my life would bring... what I would do ... who I would become.
We are once again celebrating the Christmas season..... How many Christmases have come and gone since that night the shepherds gazed upon the new babe born in Bethlehem!

The people alive at that time, lived that 'special' day as ordinarily as they had the day before.. little guessing that the world would never be the same again.

History has recorded the changes.

We all love to look back on the past... we try to preserve our memories , capturing them through the written word or imprisoning them in a photo.

This festive season, even as we enjoy the traditions that have become important to each of us...may we not forget the WHY this time of year is a time of celebrating ... It is a time we look back over the last 2000 years and see that God's love has never ceased. Once more this Christmas season we have an opportunity to remind the world that the God-given invitation to accept the baby boy child we now worship as God - is still open to anyone who prepares room in their heart to receive Him.

May you be blessed this holy-day season ! and may His joy and peace flood your soul as you reflect on the Greatest Gift ever given to mankind !

Now I must tag four - I choose ....


Anneliese said...

Such a cute picture! And the kids look so happy! Isn't it funny how all the girls wore dresses? That's a big change. I wonder what will change in the next 50 years?

Betty said...

Very interesting! Yes time does fly and sometimes I´m glad, other times not....
Cute picture!

Anonymous said...

I think you are the cutest and sweetest one of the bunch! I LOVE that pic! And I accept your tag. My 4th photo was a neat one. It documents a very important time in history ... at least for those of us who lived through Hurricane Katrina. I'll get my post up as soon as possible.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Hi Julie....what a darling photo, and I know just what you mean about time passing. Thanks for the "tag" and I will get working on that myself sometime soon....I've already checked to see what my fourth photo is a family photo also, going back to my son's early years...

Marg said...

Thanks for playing the game.
That is so special. I can't believe that you are the same age as my grandson. He's coming over tomorrow, just at the edge of 6 years and we will have a play day...who know what.
The picture is so cute and so innocent and so naive....
Those are the memories I love.

Judy said...

Oh...the memories! First grade seems like so long ago...and then again, it seems like yesterday. We've changed so much...and yet, we are still those same little girls inside. Sweet pic, Julie.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I read that the brain is the only part of our body that doesn't regenerate every seven years or so. The brain cells that were taking it all in back when you were in 1st grade are the same cells in your noggin that is reading this.

Doesn't that explain why all the years that we remember all seem as real to us as the present moment?

You did look sweet with your little dress on. Ahhh.

I'll have to check my pictures files and see what I find.

James Janzen said...

Aww! You were soo cute! Well you still are i guess. :-)

Demara said...

that's funny you would do this post, when I just did, on the 22nd, too. You can read about it here: 4x4 post.