There are many things in life that you remember, even from when you were a small, small child. Those memories stay with you for a reason, whether it be a happy reason or a teaching reason. Those significant memories mean something whether it is a person or a place. Many of my significant memories involve the people that I love the most in the world.
Many of my significant, and fondest, memories involve my Nanny. I remember many of the days I spent with her and her family. I remember the day visits, and the overnight visits, and the weekend visits. I remember being punished by her and I remember being loved by her. These memories are probably my most significant. I miss her every day of my life and wish she were here. But, the memories that I hold of her will always keep her alive in my heart.
Another significant memory of my childhood involved my great - grandmother, the one that I received part of my Italian heritage from. It was during my time at her house that my love for reading and writing really shown through. I would take books from her bookshelves and read them. I would use her typewriter to type out the stories in my head. She always encouraged me to do read and write to my heart's content. There are times I asked to go over to her house just so I could type out some creative plot I had in my head. And of course, I always let her read what I had written. Another memory of her was going through the old photo albums she had and she would tell me about my grandmother as a little girl as well as her own childhood. It was interesting to me to hear about these times.
A third significant memory from my childhood was my best friend, Sarah. Her family was pretty much another family to me. I lived right down the road from me and we were always at each other's houses spending the night or the weekend. I'm pretty sure we made some mischief in our days, but she was always my friend. I cried when she moved away when we were around 11 years old. I missed her a lot. I wish we lived closer now but we live even further apart now than we did. I would say that the majority of our childhood from age 6 to 10 was spent together.
Each of the people in these memories holds a special place in my heart. For their love, encouragement, or friendship I am forever thankful.