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  1. […] Should I Forget: An intimate and personal post about some of my most precious memories…things I’ll never want to forget and always hope to remember. […]

  2. Sarah says:

    I love this. What a great idea. My grandma is starting to suffer from Alzheimer. So very sad.

    • Courtney K. says:

      It’s a dirty, rotten disease. Sending up prayers for your family. It’s definitely one of the hardest things to see a family member suffer through.

  3. Jessica says:

    The post definitely made me think, what would I want to remember if that were to happen and I can say that I would want to remember everything. It’s crazy to think that I might once forget some of the best things in life…actually, I can’t think about it. I am so sorry that your Grandma had to go through that!

    P.s. Love the new theme 🙂

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thanks girl! I think that’s why I love blogging so much. Because, even if I never lose my memory, the little moments in life tend to slip away as the days go by. I can go back and read entries in this blog from when Noah was itty-bitty and they stir up memories that I had since forgotten.

  4. Shell says:

    This is so sweet.

    I don’t ever want to forget all those small things that make up who I am.

  5. Courtney says:

    I’ve always thought Alzheimers a very cruel disease. I just can’t imagine my last days not knowing my own family – remembering all the wonderful memories with them. And then for the family watching that person slip away…. Very cruel, indeed. I certainly pray for a cure to come quickly. Great moments you’re remembering.

    • Courtney K. says:

      I would hope that with all of this amazing modern technology and medicine, that someone, someday could find a cure. It would break my heart to spend my last days on this Earth not recognizing my husband or my son (and whatever children come along). A life so full of love and happiness…it would be heartbreaking (and IS heartbreaking) to see it end that way.

  6. Kimberly says:

    Now I’m crying! I hope that my blog will someday be a way to remember these little moments and the wonderful feelings we have as a family.

    • Courtney K. says:

      Aww, boo! Didn’t mean to make you cry! 🙁 But, yes! I love that I will be able to look back on my blog (whether my memory goes or not) and see our life unfold through the years.

  7. Ashley Sisk says:

    Ya know, I hope that my blog becomes a journal for me down the road…to look back and remember all that life had in store for me. It’s so easy for time to fast forward and for us to forget the small stuff…but those are definitely amongst some of the things I want to remember too!

    • Courtney K. says:

      Absolutely. And time seems to speed up once a kid comes along. Seeing the world through the eyes of a parent gives an entirely new perspective to life. I look forward to seeing your blog change and grow as your family grows.

  8. Lindsey says:

    Alzheimer’s would be one of the worst ways to go, I think. I’m not sure if it’s worse for the family or the sufferer – probably the family. It doesn’t run in my family, thank God. I’m terrified of cancer, too. I hope to go peacefully in my sleep when I’m really old.

    • Courtney K. says:

      That’s exactly how I hope to go someday when I’m old and have lived a full life. Cancer runs in our family, too. But, like you said, I think I’d rather battle that, than forget who the people I care the most about are.

  9. Mandi says:

    Beautiful Courtney! 🙂

    I don’t want to think about losing my memory… but you are right… I’m glad I’ll have this blog to remind me if I ever do. I’m sorry you had to go through that with your grandma… I can’t imagine how painful that was.

    Btw, the changes are looking great! I love the search box in your header!

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thanks girl! I hope it’s never anything I have to face. I pray for a long healthy life, with no sickness. 🙂

  10. Laura says:

    Wow – How beautiful – and painful. I too am worried about Alzheimer’s. We are currently dealing with a full blown case of it in my grandmother, and we are pretty sure my grandfather is starting to show signs as well. My Mom is concerned that she is already starting to get forgetful. Alzheimer’s is scarier for me than even something like cancer, which is also something that is in our family. My other grandmother battled cancer for years before it eventually took her life a few years ago. But it was something that she conquered over and over.

    Alzheimer’s doesn’t get conquered.

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful memories and for giving us a glimpse into what is most precious in your life. I hope you never ever forget!

    • Courtney K. says:

      I agree. I watched one grandmother die of a stroke, one of Alzheimer’s, a grandfather to heart disease and have seen a lot of close family friends battle cancer. My high school headmistresses passed away just last week after fighting Ovarian Cancer for three years. It’s a nasty, nasty thing. Both cancer and Alzheimer’s. But, like you, I think I’d rather battle the cancer than spend my last days not remembering who my family or friends were. Hugs to your family. I know how hard it is to watch someone you love face something so terrible.

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