I miss the familiar, the knowing that this is what happens and how it happens. The routines, the traditions, the moments that make sense.
I find comfort in these, in the knowing and the expectation.
My familiar is changing, whilst I have craved for its continuity it merges like the seasons, Spring into Summer, Autumn into Winter.
This was my normal, this became my new normal and now well, I’m still in the process of adjustment into another new.
I miss those that aren’t in my life anymore, the familiar sibling teasing, annual disagreements and over played songs.
I know life is ever changing but sometimes I just wish It would stand still just a little.
Someone once told me “that life was an adventure”. But every adventurer has to have a time of rest, of recuperation.
Who can endlessly search the oceans, or travel the world?
Who can endlessly swing from moment to moment,
without pause, a breath?
I want to breathe deep right now. I wish I could breathe deep into the smell of Olivia’s freshly washed hair. Breathe deep into the familiarity of what used to be.
But I’m breathing,
My lungs are inhaling the new. The season of thankfulness is upon us and I am so thankful, so very blessed by my new.
My heart it sings for my little man, how the excitement of a an advent and the celebration with him as mine.
My new son, is slowly becoming my familiar.
His blond gentle waves and curls than won’t lie down. The little cusp of his lip that raises with his cheeky smile. The softest of his fingers as he reaches out for my hand. I’m loving my new familiar.
Past, present and future all the combination of my heart. Part of me longs for the moments gone yet another is just so thankful for the now.
I’m torn between the then and the now,
So I close my eyes, open my heart and embrace the familiar.