“You’re a rhapsody, a comedy
You’re a symphony and a play
You’re every love song ever written
But honey, what do you see in me…”
– Rod Stewart
Once in a while Nostalgia comes knocking on my door. She arrived unexpectedly and settled in over a cup of morning tea. Melancholy joined shortly after and decided to snuggle up for the evening. I have forgotten how some days can be like this even under a bounty of sunshine. I suppose listening to Rod Stewart Radio isn’t helping.
Sifting through photos of our home in Texas doesn’t help either. The house we built as our home is now creating new memories for another family. Extremely happy to do it but at the same time, I’m missing the children at their young age when life was rather simple for them. I am missing the 2 a.m. knocks on the door when Karina would climb into bed with us. I wish I had a picture but who really wants to see a picture of us at two o’clock in the morning anyway? I miss the boys playing Pokémon with their homemade paper houses equipped with stairs and furniture. I miss using the turtle top from our sandbox as a toboggan because we all know turtles move at blazing speeds. I miss silly moments like this because apparently, pretending to fall is fun, even if the boys don’t ever take much notice. I miss re-living life without electricity and playing Scrabble. Actually it might have been a city power outage and without internet, what were we to do?? I miss Karina and Beckham’s crazy afternoon of jumping… And how absolutely sweet The B could be. Oh how I miss all these little moments and more…
Nostalgia resurfaces that sense of vulnerability, that “je ne sais quoi” feeling of being lost in time and space. The mind is an incredible tool. Like most things, I know this feeling will soon pass. Nostalgia will step aside to make room for what is ahead. Hope you’ll invite nostalgia in for a short visit so that you may reflect on your own happy memories too.
Bundles of wishes to all the incredible mums (and mommy figures) for a beautiful and radiant mother’s day in advance from across the miles! xoxo