What’s that word??

I was feeling it a lot today so I looked up the definition to see if the word I had in mind fit, it did.

It happens to us all especially at this time of year. I guess it’s because I know that Thanksgiving is coming up next week and thinking about that evokes so many memories. I remember riding half the night to get to where my grandparents lived, being carried in and put on a pallet on the floor and having the covers tucked in around me while the adults whispered greetings. Getting up the next morning to see the women already in the kitchen cooking while my grandmother told everyone what to do. My mother was her main helper and usually still had her hair in pin curls with a scarf tied around it. Mama put the green beans on about as early as the turkey and they cooked all day! Imagine my surprise when I grew up and started cooking for myself that I found out green beans cook in as little as eighteen minutes, and you don’t really need to put a Coca Cola in them to make them taste good! Then there were the times our families gathered in the fellowship hall of one of our churches and everyone brought their best dish and most importantly the desserts, in our family we were all sweet-a-holics.

Today I thought of something my dad used to say and I found myself understanding why. He would say, “There are more of my friends and loved ones in heaven than there are left here on earth, I am about ready to go see them!” I thought of that while I was listening to a song and thinking of someone special that has gone to heaven, today is his birthday and I miss knowing that he is occupying space on this earth even though I didn’t get to see him often I knew he was alive and well. The Bible says, 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

To all the loved ones who will not be around the Thanksgiving table this year I say to you that I am a little jealous that you have already made the transition and are around the table with the Lord.

So what was the word? Maybe you can identify, it is “Nostalgia” and the definition says, “pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again.”

I do, don’t you?

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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