Tonight I stood in the passageway between what used to be my Nan’s (now my mums) house and her neighbours. I thought about all the times I had played with a ball against the wall. And the times my Nan’s neighbour had come out and told me to stop banging on her wall.
It’s funny how memories catch us unawares.
Both my Nan and her neighbour now gone.
I sometimes have moments like this. Things like a smell, a memorable building, or song can bring on these memories.
Sometimes we fear those moments but they are often because of good memories of a certain person. We have to acknowledge them, acknowledge that life moves on.
Memories, Even the ones that leak out of our eyes means we have lived.
We have to remember that nothing is forever but those memories are there because we have loved someone or something!
Remember when you are making memories with your children they last a lifetime. Make them good ones.
There are some days that you just remember like yesterday.
One is the morning that news broke of Diana’s death – my firmed and I had been out the night before and stayed at another friends house overnight. We woke to the news. “Diana Princess of Wales has been killed in a horrific car accident.”
We were a little in shock were we still drunk. – no. Unfortunately, the news was true. Those boys left without a mother. They were only young. Just a little younger than myself.
The other is when the planes hit the twin towers of New York. – The trade centre towers. As usual, my mum and I had been arguing, I’m not sure what this was about but I ended up leaving in a bad mood and went to my aunts. When we arrived my uncle had the tv on with the news that shook the world. A plane has struck one of the towers. And right there in front of our eyes as the report broke another plane struck the other tower!
News like this unfortunately nowadays makes me fall into anxiety and I end up worrying for days.
My husband travels the world with his work and when he’s not travelling he’s in London. We now have two children together and I worry about the fragility of life. More than I should.
It’s hard being a part-time lone parent. It’s hard being a wife to someone who travels so much for work in a world where because of social media, and the hype around terrorism the world is just a bit scarier now I’m a grown up!
Do you remember where you were on the days that major events around the globe happened?
It’s odd how our brains can remember the feels, sights & sounds of days like this but sometimes I struggle to remember what I went upstairs for!
So what do we do now?
We take time to remember those affected by such tragic days we remember on anniversaries but we live the rest of the time. We can’t live in fear. We strive to be strong for those left behind. We help each other make a better world.
To those gone. Thankyou for the memories.
To those grieving. Tomorrow is a new day and you will get stronger.
To the rest of us. Smile, help, love, & be grateful.
Thanks for reading
I have to apologise that the past two weeks I have been Absent from my blog & Youtube channel .
What with this awful virus that I’ve now had two weeks and the kids starting school full-time I have been trying to find my MoJo – Meaning I lost my blogging MoJo for a moment.
I love routine but hate being tied down. I had thought I was going to do a back to school series on my YouTube channel. In the end I only managed 2 videos!
I have however felt better about my morning routine and things the past week in the house have touch wood gone pretty smoothly.
Now we are into a routine I am “starting work” on my blog & Youtube channel!
From now on I am going to be uploading a post on the 1st of each month detailing blog plans for that month.
So I know it’s a little late but here are my
Tuesday – Screen Free Tuesday – More on this in a later blog post
Friday – Cuppa of the week
Monday 12th – Memories Leak From My Eyes – This post first Appeared on Meet Other Mums
Thursday 15th – Whats in my Bag – Kirstie’s Handmade Fair edition
Monday 19th – Mums Day Off – Kirstie’s Handmade Fair
Wednesday 21st – Autumn is coming & I’m trying to Hygge
Thursday 22nd – Hotel Review – Holiday Inn Kingston
Thursday 29th – Blogon MSI
Friday 30th – September Review
So there it is – My September plans for my blog. I may decide to chuck in a couple more depending on workload and my mood so don’t forget to follow me on wordpress bloglovininstagram and facebook to make sure you don’t miss out!
Join me next week for a chat over on my Youtube channel about my plans for that too.