For me, a lot of those memories are really bad. There was a time when I thought that I would always want to have a D tattooed on my arm in the style of the Detroit Tigers logo. I had graduated from high school a few months before this, which to me meant I had learned a lot of stuff and I was very smart.
That was very stupid.
Explaining how stupid you are/were to someone is painful. It reminds you how different you are, which is good. But it also reminds you how different you WERE.
A strange coincidence happened tonight that reminded me just how different life is about to become, even compared to recent times.
Tonight Meghaan and I took the photos for our Christmas cards in Lela's room, and the two foci were the crib, and the chalkboard with her name on it. We arranged ourselves and held our dogs and stood in front of these things and within 2 hours our photo holiday cards were ready to be picked up at the Walgreen's on Main Street.
It's amazing how fast things get done in 2014. I am downstairs typing this and Meghaan has almost completed addressing all 40 of the cards and they will be in the mail tomorrow morning.
There was also this shot. That's the same chalkboard that had been used to invite people to drink and party only 4 months ago.
We were at the coast, and most of our friends did not know at that time that Meghaan was pregnant. When we found out she was pregnant we became hermits, staying home to hide our secret. This was the weekend we let everyone know about the baby. We sort of said goodbye to our former lives, just as Sean and Ashley were saying goodbye to a life without each other.
That chalkboard it pretty significant.
Where it once instructed you where to find the party, it now holds our first daughter's name.
It is a good analogy of how our lives have changed, even in a short timeframe. And I'm glad we've changed.
But you'd better believe I still know how to party.