On This Day

First things first. Surprise! It’s been almost 2 years since my last post. What? I know! So why am I writing? Because I can.

Recently I took a peek back at the ol’ blog here, and underneath the layers of dust and cobwebs, I found some pretty decent writing. That’s not to say I’m going to win the “Best Writer Ever” award, but the posts were interesting to me even after all this time.

What does this have to do with Facebook you’re wondering? Well, nothing. So let me get on with the post and get to my point.

On This Day. If you’re reading this, chances are good you’re one of the millions of people who uses Facebook. Many of you have clicked over to see your memories over the years. I check it every day because it’s mostly super fun to go back in time.

Some days it shows me pictures of my kids when they were little. Some days it’s fun events we went to. There are days that were mundane and I’d write pointless updates about that too since I tend to over share. Some old posts are cringy. Others are painful.

Five years ago this month, our family was thrown into a chaos that we had zero control over. It was a super scary time for us, but we made it through. It’s not something we really talk about much anymore, and it’s not something I want to relive. Yet, every November that’s exactly what I do. While I never outright posted details, I can see the turmoil we faced in the request for prayers and good thoughts. I can look back and know a certain post (while rather vague) was actually about what we were going through. Each year for the past 5 years, I’ve been reliving it, and I’m done with that.

I’m deleting the old posts as they come up. It’s not that I’m trying to “erase our history.” I’ll never forget what we went through. I just don’t want to relive it every year for however long Facebook is a thing. I can’t.

What about you? Have you ever deleted anything that’s come up in your On This Day memory bank?

Ok. That’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll be back before another 2 years go by.

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Jen Tucker

I'm a wife, mother of three and stay at home mom. I consider myself blessed to have such a wonderful network of friends and family around me. It may not be large, but it's an important one. I look forward to sharing my stories with you, and it is my hope that I can bring a smile to your heart as you read.

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