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THE EMPTY ROOMS – Savour the moments

The post below got trending a few weeks ago, it was shared on various platforms. I am not certain whose work it is originally, nevertheless, I appreciate the thoughts behind it. This post greatly inspires me and serves as a reminder to deliberately live in the now; appreciating every moment and
time spent with our children. 

It is good to visualize the future but also important to enjoy the present. Do not be a part of the crowd that always anticipate the next milestone or event but never fully enjoying the
moment. For instance, some pregnant women can’t wait to give birth, while most
nursing mothers can’t wait for their babies to become a toddler and the cycle
continues… in whatever season of life you find yourself, my candid advice for
you is to savour the moment!!! 

Reflect on this; 

There were days when my home used to be filled with
laughter, arguments, fights, jokes and loads of mischief.
 Books used to be strewn all over the show.

 Pens and books all over, and clothes messing the
rooms, thrown on the beds.
 I used to shout at them to tidy up their mess. In the morning: One will wake up and say : Mama I can’t find a certain book. And the other will say : I can’t find my perfume, And one will say : Mama where’s my homework. And another : Mama I forgot to complete my
homework.
 

Everyone used to ask about their lost
possessions.  And I will say, but take care of your stuff, be
responsible, you have to grow up.
 And today I stand at the doorway of the room. The
beds are empty.  All the cupboards have only a few pieces of clothes
in them. And what remains is the smell of perfume that lingers in the air.
 

Everyone had a special smell. So I take in the
smell of their perfume for maybe it will fill the empty ache in my heart.
 All I have now is the memory of their laughs and
their mischief and their warm hugs.
 Today my house is clean and organized and
everything is in its place, and it is calm and peaceful. But it is like a
desert with no life in it. Do not become angry with your kids about the mess.


 Every time they come to visit and they spend time
with us, when they are ready to leave. They pull their bags and it is as if
they tug my heart along with it.
 They close the door behind them and then I stand
still and think of the many times I shouted them to close the doors.
 

Here I am today, closing my own doors. Nobody opens
it besides me. Each one gone to a different city or a different country.  All
left to find their own path in life.
 They have grown up and I wished that they could
stay with me forever.
 Oh! God….. Take care of them & all other
children wherever they may be, for you are their guide and their protector
…and always keep them happy.

If your children are still in the stage that you
need to talk and talk before they could get things done in the house, please,
cherish and endure it with joy, don’t nag, they will soon leave your home for
you, remember they were not there at the beginning of your marriage. Now that
they are around, make them happy.

 






Credit -https://sibuvgblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/25/

Photo credits – google

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