Peace at Mom’s House
I am dreaming, a nostalgic moment, and at the back of my mind, I also know that I have all the time in the world to dream on to my heart’s content! Guess: Where am I? I am at my mom’s place. Being a married woman, with three little cheeky ones, I have quite a lot on my hand to handle, and mostly I feel the time has passed in the wink of an eye. A visit to my mom place is much like wearing a contraption that has paused time and everything goes in slow motion.
Peace at Mom’s House
A wake up in a room that even though is now a distant memory, still makes me feel comfy and loved in a strange way. As soon as I wake up, I know there is not a crazy marathon that I have to be a part of in my everyday life. I can wake up according to my will, and I know that my kids will be taken care of and there is no hurry to have breakfast just yet.
No demanding house chores will be taking my time today (thank you very much) and I am free to have a few moments of leisure at my disposal which is the most precious luxury in my life right now.
I know that I will be pampered and everything that I love will already be here waiting for me, even before I ask for me.
Now that I am a mother myself, I value my bond with my parents more than I could have ever before. I understand the sacrifices they made for us, the love and care they gave us and are still giving, and it makes me feel somehow more wholesome and warm inside, like finding a long lost precious trinket.
Each time I see them interact with my kids, I feel such intense happiness. It is like seeing a replay of my childhood only this time, I see a different side of my parents. I see them pampering my kids, talking in child language with them, forgiving and hugging them for their mistakes and giving them freely of that treasure of unconditional love that was before, only reserved for me.
I cherish every moment I spend at my parents’ house because it not only provides me with much needed self indulgence time but also makes me feel that I love my parents in a more wholesome way and value them more than I did before.