We all have them…those boxes kept up in the loft or the back of a cupboard, filled with memorabilia from our childhood or a previous relationship. I have one such box which I stumbled upon a few days. It’s a box I haven’t opened in a long while and so was actually quite taken aback by how much was in it.
The letters and cards so obviously from a much more youthful time. It was nice for a few moments to go back in time and reminisce. Without wanting to sound completely narcissistic, it was actually a pleasure to read some of the letters and remember what the writer thought of me and the person they saw, when they saw me.
Like most SAHM’s, I go through phases of feeling completely useless. Of course in reality I know how much I do for S and how much I enjoy being there for all his firsts but that’s the thing…it’s all about him. We tend to get so caught up in making our children happy that we sometimes lose ourselves. We forget what awesome people we were (are) before our “little world’s” came into our lives. And when you go through a break up, you forget even more, because no one was telling you.
So for 10 minutes I went back in time and was reminded of who I am, what I am capable of and the difference I make in people’s lives. It was a nice feeling…you should try it sometime 🙂