This picture:

Original Photo Credit: Andy Wofford

 

makes me both happy and sad.  Happy because it is the site of many, many happy memories.  It is a picture of my grandparents’ house with a view from the driveway.  A place I have visited at least 2x a year since I was born.  A place that has changed only in scenary and landscape and is so familiar I could navigate it in my sleep.  The decor is the same, the smells–the same, the noises—the same.  After having moved four times in my life, I appreciate even more their house being the constant.  It is and has been the gathering place for many family reunions.
Sad because it won’t always be a part of my or MG’s future.
But I don’t want to think about that right now.  Deep down that thought is there, but it is suppressed by all of the good times of the past and the immediate times we look forward to in the near future.
Where is your happy constant?

 

4 Comments on Happy October: Day 7

  1. Amy S.
    October 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm (5 years ago)

    First of all – that tree is beautiful!!! My grandma's (former) house is my happy constant as well. For the 22 years I lived with my parents she was only a block away. My dad has 6 brothers and sisters, so the house was where we always came together. I have so many wonderful memories of holiday gatherings there with tons of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Even great memories of just my sister and me walking over to visit her. 5 years ago, sadly, she wasn't able to be by herself so she moved out too CA to live with my aunt. It saddens me so much that she is so far away and that I've lost 5 years of memory-making with her! It was so wonderful to see her for her 95th birthday last month, but it was so VERY hard to say good-bye.

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  2. Amy S.
    October 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm (5 years ago)

    First of all – that tree is beautiful!!! My grandma's (former) house is my happy constant as well. For the 22 years I lived with my parents she was only a block away. My dad has 6 brothers and sisters, so the house was where we always came together. I have so many wonderful memories of holiday gatherings there with tons of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Even great memories of just my sister and me walking over to visit her. 5 years ago, sadly, she wasn't able to be by herself so she moved out too CA to live with my aunt. It saddens me so much that she is so far away and that I've lost 5 years of memory-making with her! It was so wonderful to see her for her 95th birthday last month, but it was so VERY hard to say good-bye.

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  3. AuJenzy
    October 19, 2012 at 12:56 am (5 years ago)

    Such good memories and still more to come there! (And hopefully more butterfinger hot chocolate memories with you guys too!! Yum!!)

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  4. AuJenzy
    October 19, 2012 at 12:56 am (5 years ago)

    Such good memories and still more to come there! (And hopefully more butterfinger hot chocolate memories with you guys too!! Yum!!)

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