Today let’s talk about “I can’t remember.”
Has it ever seemed like there were chunks of your childhood you just couldn’t remember?
I know most people have things they have forgotten, but what I’m talking about is where there might be blank spaces in your past. My sisters and I compared notes and realized that for all of us, 1963 through 1967 was for the most part blank – we just couldn’t remember. Oh, we each had glimpses of scenes from that time, almost like recounting movies we vaguely recalled. My oldest sister talked about hounding my Dad to get my other sisters bicycles for Christmas, but I had no memory of it. As I learned to face that painful past, memories returned and were released, those buried memories lost their rule over my life, and I could live more freely.
Have you ever noticed periods of your childhood that were blanked out?
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