Thursday, June 20, 2013

Getting to Know Mom Series: Day 20

I can't believe how quickly time is moving in June by doing these posts.  Time really is fleeting and it's been fun but challenging having a singular mindset with these posts.  Anyway onto today's Getting to Know Mom Series Day 20: Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.

Growing up there were many fun and memorable experiences but the ones that stick out are:

1.  I was maybe six or seven, still living in Ghana.  I was going to school and was late getting there.  And i thought to myself "if i go to school because i am late...i am going to get punished with a few hits on my instead i will go back home."  You see in Ghana, the teachers are allowed to punish you when you are not behaving and this includes getting hit with a ruler.  So i made the executive decision to go home.  When i got home, my grandmother asked me what i was doing home? And i told her...and she wasn't having it.  I remember her chasing me around the house with a belt or something trying to "punish" me for not going to school.  That memory always sticks out to me because i knew that my grandma loved me more than i will ever know.

2. Childhood memory two will have to be when i visited family in Europe one summer n my teenage years.  I mean it was truly the best time in my life.  We went to Venice, Rome and Verona and just had an awesome time.  It was truly the summer of our innocence and it was just beautiful.  I fell in love with a few European guys in the same summer.  If i can bottle that whole Summer up and sell it I would because it was just so beautiful.  And to think we were so young and had Europe at our finger tips as a was a wonderful experience.  

3.  This last childhood memory was in grade school.  I had these three teachers: Mr. Evans, Mrs. Phillips and Mr. Dheer.  From grade three to grade six.. were some of the best school years because these three teachers were influential in helping to develop my self-esteem and love for learning, making friends and just being a productive person in the universe.  We would do such fun activities.  I remember Mr. Evans class we started a newspaper and I was the Editor.  We would watch movies like: My Fair Lady and To sir With Love.  These were movies I had never heard of before but were mind opening and inspirational.  We had spelling bee matches and we had to write on our desk the three things we wanted to do when we were grown and mine were: lawyer, writer, actress, therapist.  These were such awesome memories.

This was definitely a fun one...i could go on and on about childhood memories.

Lesson for Day 20: Enjoy the moments you are making today because they will become memories forever!!


Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

The lesson from today is so simple yet so profound. It actually gave me goosebumps to read--time flies and we have to enjoy every moment while it's here. Thanks for sharing!

Life with J and J said...

I enjoyed reading about your childhood memories.
#1 made me laugh out loud!

Aleta said...

Grandmother's Love, Travel and Family and Teachers - what a wonderful combination of memories to share!