We all go back, in our minds, to different moments of time. Happy times, sorrowful times, bittersweet times-doesn't matter which-at some point they all call us back to them.
Lately my mind has fallen back to the days when Chatter and Chitter were smaller. Back to the days of wearing pantyhose on their head with their friends.
When I was an overwhelmed stay at home mom of 2 rambunctious girls who never for one moment stopped their business or talking, I sometimes longed for the day they would grow up and give me some peace. One day when I was having a particularly hard day, Pap said "If all I had to do was stay home with 2 little jewels-I'd never complain." Pap was right. Those days spent with my little jewels were without a doubt some of the best days of my life.
I suppose my mind has chosen to wander back to those days due to the ever increasing speed with which the girls are hurtling themselves towards adulthood. I recall thinking middle school was eons away-now I'm realizing high school will be here in the blink of an eye.
Gone are the days of wanting to be the best mud pie makers in the south-replaced with wondering who might ask them to the winter formal this year. I wish I could pinpoint the exact moment the change took place-but I can't because its so gradual you don't even notice. That's how our mind works. Not remembering changes that link together like water in a stream-but drawing us back to times and events that stand out like beacons calling to us from the past.
I have an absolute jewel (to borrow Pap's word) for this week's Pickin' & Grinnin' In The Kitchen Spot. It's Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley a beautiful song that talks about going back to a place in time.
Just go to www.blindpigandheacorn.com to hear the great song!!