It’s never too late to make new memories or to build upon existing ones. Those memories where you can look back and smile as you reflect are the type of memories you want in your life.
We might not always remember what day it was on, but we remember the memory, even only if it’s a small glimpse. It can be something so special and meaningful to someone. For me, seeing my great-auntie and uncle who I haven’t seen in around 15 years or so.
I look back at the little girl I was all of those years ago and I see myself in their house in Scotland. I remember being in the kitchen with my three great-cousins when they were making a cheesecake. It might sound like the most random or little thing, but it is the little things that I like to keep hold of. They’re often the most meaningful to me.
As great-auntie Sheila is granny’s sister is was extra special to have spent time with her. She has nicknames for everybody and I said isn’t it about time that I was given one. I am now little wren – I think because I am small! Seeing both her and my great-uncle Andrew was just like old times – they definitely haven’t changed.
My cousin was saying that I used to be like a little doll and that I still look like one. I said that I will go back home with her and I could be a little bedside ornament!
We all have been so happy together and smiled, through singing, dancing, and chatting away. It’s been great. And it’s those memories that I will hold onto forever.
It was so exciting to see them for the first time in so long. I hope that I’ll get to see the rest of the family soon. All of my cousins from Scotland have children