There are so many things I miss. My kids are 25 and 21 and my daughter (25) is married. How fast time flies. But to narrow it down to one specific memory---I miss the little house at 2810 Newsom Circle. It was barely 1000 square feet, one bathroom, two bedrooms, kitchen, tiny living room and a den that used to be the garage. Both of my kids were born there. Oh---how I dreamed of getting out of that nasty little house. It was old and outdated.
But----I remember my daughter, then 3, walking with me (we only had one car) as I went door to door selling Avon. Sometimes we would take the wagon. What a fun time for just the two of us. One Xmas she asked Mommy---how come Santa brings us Avon too??? She knew her stuff!!
I remember walking to the Hostess thrift store and buying outdated twinkies and cupcakes. What a bonding time.
I remember calling all of my friends when my husband got a wonderful job in pharmaceuticals and said "GUESS WHAT I BOUGHT TODAY". It was a trash can for our kitchen!!!! We had been married 4 years and that was my big purchase.
I remember going from garage sale to garage sale getting better furniture than what we had and being thrilled with it. I remember buying clothes in Country Club neighborhoods so that I would not have to spend the money on new clothes but bought really nice clothes "from the rich people". Little did I know then how truly rich I was. God had blessed me with everything I had ever dreamed of. I remember being in high school, a waitress, looking at a couple with two kids (a boy and girl) and stopping right there and praying--God--that is what I want some day. A husband, a boy and a girl. And what did God do?? He blessed me with exactly what I had asked for. God has blessed me far beyond what I could have ever imagined in life. And-----He continues to bless me.
Sure---I love my house now----I love my furniture that came from a real store. I love buying clothes (on sale :) ) at a real mall and buying things for my grown kids. But yes----I do miss those first few years.
Thank you God---for amazing days and a blessed 26 years.