Dr Seuss quoted: " Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"
Life is a constant change of ups and downs, ebbs and flows. My mom would say that we go through seasons in our lives. We will have good years and we will have bad years. Like seasons that change, people change, life changes. Whatever your change is, it's just a season. Things will get better.
This weekend is somewhat an emotional one. The place I called home for many years, will no longer be ours. My mother has decided to make the bold move and scale down. For many people like me, coming back to your parents home was a place of solitude, a place where you felt safe and where you could go unwind and just be yourself. When you walk into your parents home, you could be a child again and just for a moment leave all your troubles at the door. My one habit was to always walk straight to the fridge and open it. Sometimes, I wouldn't even be looking for anything specific. I think it was more of a comfort habit.
Scaling down was a decision my parents made a while back. But then, we lost our Dad last year and things changed. Our lives changed and before we knew it, we clung to that home because it felt like a piece of him. Our last days with him was spent in that home. So moving on became a bit more difficult. We made many memories in that home.
There comes a time in your life, where you have to move on. It feels as if though we will be leaving a piece of us behind. Deep down, we know its the right thing to do, but you still can't help feeling sad about it.
However, memories don't stay behind, they go with you wherever you go. Memories are carried in our hearts. Even though, moving on will be new, maybe a bit uncomfortable in the beginning, it will create opportunities for new memories.
Life moves on. So don't worry, everything will be alright. Embrace the change and be in sync with the ebbs and flows of life. Familiar doors close and new ones open. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.