Looking Over My Shoulder!

“I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.”

Ps. 77:11

I made a trip in the time I have been silent…went with our kids to visit my prenatal family. They were all so glad. We were glad too and it was a good time. I got to meet nephews, nieces…

The nostalgia was pungent. I find that smells, familiar smells from sometime in the past transport me back to that time almost tangibly. One day, going through town, that feeling rushed over me. It was one of my memories of right after our wedding. I actually felt that excitement and euphoria wash over me so vividly it was like it was happening all over again. Ever felt that?

Anyway, that particular nostalgic experience was nice. Going home brought me memories…of a time when all my siblings were home…and we expressed our various opinions concerning whatever was showing as we tried to watch TV together…or Daddy’s voice berating us for always having our trio rehearsals in the kitchen while he was expecting supper; a time of settling disagreements between the de facto last born and the self-appointed last born of the house; a time of investigating cases such as the mystery of the disappearing jam and such like; a time of planning what to surprise Daddy and Mommy with for Christmas supper…and dragging my younger brother into the kitchen so we could chat with him while we experimented….so many memories…good times.

Childhood…hmmm…loved it and praying we can give our kids such memorable times.

The next time you want to change the channel…revel in having somebody to ‘peacefully’ debate channels with…

The next time somebody picks the piece of meat you’d been gunning for; thank God that you have somebody to eat with….

The next time somebody lays in your well-laid bed; enjoy the warmth that person left in your bed….

Understand that time and distance can change things….but that no matter what happens, whenever you look over your shoulder, you will find there sweet memories that warm your heart…commonplace but miracles….sometimes in the middle of an empty nest.

Written by: IH