Monday, September 28, 2009

The Things I Miss the Most

I sat today and thought about the things that were once a part of my life that I now miss. I miss the daily talks on the phone with my grandmother. I miss watching my grandfather drink coffee while he worked in the yard. I miss my other set of grandparents who left this life before they got to see my sons become teenagers. I miss my sisters and my parents who have moved away but am thankful for daily talks with them. But the thing I miss the most is the house full of boys, running and playing. I miss the TGIF night -eating dinner in front of the TV and then laying on the floor together. I miss playing at the boat park and watching tadpoles develop into frogs. I miss reading story books at bedtime until I fell asleep. I miss fresh picked flowers, brought in by little hands in the spring.  I miss the midnight talks on my bed after Dad got home from work. I miss being so crowed in the bed that I couldn't turn over. I miss baby chicks and quail hatching in the kitchen. I miss sitting on the couch with two small boys on each side as we read about American history. I miss Christmas morning and going outside  on Christmas Eve to listen for the reindeer's bells. BUT I am thankful that these things that I miss have been replaced by 3 friendships that I will always treasure. I am thankful for the phone calls I receive everyday from my 2nd son. For the conversations we have about science and biology. I am thankful for the many "I love you" that I get from  my youngest and I am treasuring this time that he is home again. I am thankful for his safe return from war three times and I thank God that HIS promises held true. I am thankful for my oldest son who beat all odds of being born to teenage parents. I am thankful that my 3 sons are  close to each other. I look back and can't believe how fast time flew by. But I look forward to the future and cherish each day. For I know that this life passes way too fast.


  1. This is an awesome blog and I know absolutely how you feel. It is neat how you enjoy life just where you are in that phase of life.

    Life has been good and as we get older we have to develop new things in life that we too will miss one day. But never ever will you we ever get over the wonderful times you had with our children. We will cherish the memories and make more. One day you will have great memories with those little grandchildren that will come in your life. You will leave them memories too.
    Grandparents leave a mark on our hearts. I miss mine very much and they have been gone since 1961.

  2. Very true...it is so important to treasure the present!