Chapter 8

What triggers your fondest memories of childhood?

What simple things recall seeing life through the eyes of the innocent?

Can you remember living in the moment, when time seemed to stand still?

For me, there are many treasured gems of happiness . . . picking berries under a hot, blue sky, building a dam across the road after a summer shower, the smell of leaves burning in the fall, enjoying a thunderstorm huddled with my sisters on the porch.

In this brief chapter, Ix’ises shares a few cherished moments of family life and contentment. But will they last forever?