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Monday, June 20, 2016

The First Times


"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
-Maya Angelou, American poet and writer, 1928–2014


There’s a first time for everything…


Do you remember the first time you fell in love? Got up for a 2 a.m. feeding? Were overdrawn at the bank? The first time you saw your son or daughter hit the ball in Little League?


The first time you hit the ball in Little League? Got your heart broken? Found a gray hair? The first time you drove a car?


Do you remember the first time you heard your child say Daddy or Mama? The first time you smelled a rose? Tasted homemade ice cream? Watched the rain?


When was the first time you saw the ocean? Saw eggs in a bird’s nest? Got poison ivy? Do you remember the first time you got a job? The first time you went out on a date? Do you remember the first time you kissed someone who was not kin to you?
Got your first used car? Got your first new car?

Do you remember the first time you saw a sunset at the beach? Saw a sunrise at the beach?


Heard Elvis sing? Held a newborn? Went to Disney World? Rode a train? Flew in an airplane?

Can you remember the first time you saw it snow? Saw a full moon? Saw colored TV? Saw TV? Heard a rooster crow? Ate a hamburger?


When was the first time you were permitted to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve? Poured a bag of salty peanuts into your bottle of Coca-Cola? Caught a fish? Saw July 4th fireworks?

The folks left you home without a baby sitter? Said I love you to someone other than family? Touched a puppy? Made an A in school? Made an F in school?

Do you remember the first time you got a parking ticket? Got a speeding ticket? Got a pay check? Got scared in the dark?


Won a prize? Saw your child get married? Left home for college? Heard the Star-Spangled Banner?


Do you remember the first time you were called Grandma or Grandpa? Saw a hummingbird up close? Smelled a freshly cut lawn? Ate a donut hole? Ate a pizza?


Had a flat tire? Ran out of gas? Scored the winning basket? Built a snowman? Cried in public? Lost your wallet? Found a pretty seashell?

Will we remember something we do today for the very first time? …There’s a first time for everything!


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