Thursday, September 17, 2020

I have forgotten...

It has been over two months since I have written a blog post. That is way too long.
Today, on Twitter, I saw this tweet.

And then I saw the invitation from Ruth Ayres to write. 

And so I did.

I have forgotten what it was like to weigh what my driver's license says
and to walk up and down the stairs without my knees hurting
and to read something without reaching for my glasses perched on top of my head.

I have forgotten what it was like to cook for just me
and come home to an empty apartment
and sign my name as "Blome".

I have forgotten the scent of little boy sweat mixed with pancakes and maple syrup
and the sound of the basketball bouncing in the driveway
and the feel of little feet kicking the driver's seat in the minivan.

But I remember that all I have forgotten makes up 
                    my today.


  1. I like the way what you forgot is really what makes your today.

    1. Diane - I jsut revised my last line due to your comment! Thank you! ;)

  2. So blessed to have these memories making up your today. And blessed to know so many friends through blogging. Good to hear from you, Leigh Anne!

  3. Oh my goodness. It brought tears to my eyes. SO many memories washed over me. Thank you for writing.

  4. Oh! This is lovely! Thank you for helping me remember the boys kicking the back of my seat. If you had told me at the time that it would become a sweet memory one crisp September morning in 2020, I never would have believed you.

  5. I don't know what to say, because this was so beautiful. Those memories make us who we are today.

  6. I echo the previous sentiments. I’m so glad you took the time to blog today! The last line is a treasure.

  7. This brought back so many memories and made me want to put down the computer and find my much goodness to hold tightly.

  8. A beautiful poem carrying a lovely thought. I like how you crafted this. I am so happy you wrote and joined #sosmagic.