Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking Forward

Mr Frog accuses me of living in the past.

In a way, he's right, I'm very sentimental and can hang onto things I no longer need, use or even like that much because of the memories attached to them. He often tries to get me to "go through" my things and get "RID" of stuff.

I dig my heels in.

We argue a lot.

I give in a little, but never enough.
Moving house was not fun. We have a way of filling the space we have, so there were lots of things Mr Frog decided we didn't need the bother of having to move. He was right. And he was wrong.

His (quite accurate) accusation didn't really click unitl he added the phrase " you should be looking forward with your Husband and your Baby".


We are building a life, together, for the future. The past is important, yes. But the future is oh-so-bright-and-beautiful.

I haven't thrown out all the things he wishes I would, but I'm getting better. Letting go is getting easier every day.

But this I could not let go of...

My sister Sadie made this for me. I think she was in high school...? Maybe a bit younger. Of all the people she could have made things for, she chose me. And so I choose her.

The feet have broken off, and it will no longer be allowed to reside on the bathroom bench, but it stays. Keeping other bits and bobs safe in my bedside table.

So, Happy New Year. Look back on the year, but try not to hang on to it. Unless someone made you something special. Hang on to that.

Here's to Looking Forward.

What are you plans for next year?


Kimbo J said...

Beautifully put :) It is always hard to balance keeping hold of enough of the past to remind you of where you've come from, without it bogging you down in your future (and I have two boxes of ridiculous moments in my top cupboard that I never go through, but there is no way I am getting rid of it. Who knows when I might like to read Hubby and my High school love letters?!?!)

Sam said...

The Love Letters STAY!!! The boys will find them hilarious/mortifying/sweet as they get older. I went through a bunch of notes and letters from Mr Frog from the time before he moved here...*sigh* so romantic!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

That bowl is PRICELESS. I am such a throw-er away-er, but when it comes to handmade things I am paralyzed. PARALYZED. Of course, I'd think that bowl was peachy keen even if your sister didn't make it. Stripey cuteness.

Sam said...

I know! So Cute! Hubby thinks it's ugly, but I mostly ignore his opinions on taste :)