Prairie Blue


...............at my front door spinning...................just some simple thoughts & happenings of an ordinary woman.....

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

smelling home......

it's almost gone ....... it has been 16 years since I last walked through the door of my childhood home ..... the one thing that has "kept the smell of home" is mom's grandfather clock!    i would open the door to pull the weights & memories would flash before me ...... the days of the three of us .. Mom Daddy & I ...... just us... just love unending .... knowing i was the most important thing in the world to them ...... lately the smell has drifted away ... but today ... i was taken back again .... must have been the dampness in the air .... or maybe i just needed a little reminder of how much i was loved & how important ..... 
............................... i am blessed !

2 comments:

Lady Locust said...

Once my daughter walked in the door after being gone and said, "Home just always smells good." I love that little memory - thank you.

Winnie Nielsen said...

Oh Denise, I know just what you mean! I have my Momma's sewing machine and the drawers with the thread and accessories have a smell that is just the same as when I was little and lived at home. Whenever I need a Mom Hug, I can open the drawers and I am transformed back to Oxford Road where the machine lived in an alcove at the top of the stairs outside my bedroom. It is a scent like no other and like you, I am so blessed to still have that little respite place when I want to feel that time when life was safe and sweet with my Mom at the machine sewing clothes.

I am glad you shared this memory with us today. It is just so sweet and lovely!!