Good Memories

I expected today to be tougher in all honesty.  When I got to my Nan’s grave this morning I fully expected to struggle, it wasn’t easy, I arrived there shortly after what would have been the time I received that phone call from my Mum, a whole year earlier, informing me my Nan had died.

I admit I was close to tears this morning, I certainly began to well up, but I didn’t actually shed a tear.

Work was busy this morning, especially for a Saturday when there is only four members of staff on, it was none stop, even my Boss said he’s never know one like it!  Maybe that was a good thing, kept my mind busy!

But it was walking from work to my next job at the Architects, that invoked a strong memory of my Nan from my youth.

When I was young my Nan lived in the flats at the end of the road where I work, just over the old railway bridge (now the cycle track I regularly walk) is a stream that runs from the lake underneath the road.  I’ve walked over that stream many time over the last year, but only today did I actually look across the road to the place my Nan used to bring us to catch tadpoles, minnows and sticklebacks, she would buy us butterfly nets and we would catch all sorts of wildlife and put them in jam jars to take home.

I would have only been around five or six years old, but when I looked across I could almost see it as if it had been yesterday.

I saw my cousin earlier this evening, she’s only about a year older than I am (we are Nan’s youngest grandchildren), I mentioned it to her, she smiled when she shared the same memory of those summer days by the stream.

I know I’ve used this video many times, I created it in memory of my Nan, so I’ll use it again today.

MAMA by FLYLEAF
What makes you happy
What makes you smile
And when you smile please
Is it for real
I know you’re not one
One to pretend
Even when I was a child

You grew up too fast
And had to be brave
Braver than most strong men
That I’ve ever seen

Sing your song mama
Sing it out loud
I want to hear your voice
It’s the loveliest sound

Little girl
You can come out now
The dangers all gone
You can come out
All that you’ve held
Is too much to hold
So let it all go now
And you will become gold

Sing your song mama
Sing it out loud
I want to hear your voice
It’s the loveliest sound

Sing your song mama
Sing it out loud
Dad’s really singing
You’re beautiful now

Laughter and tears
Gracing your face
The music of your strength
Held up this place

Yet Daddy’s right here now
You can let go
He’s holding it all now
And healing your soul

Sing your song mama
Sing it out loud
I want to hear your voice
It’s the loveliest sound

Sing your song mama
Sing it out loud
Dad’s really singing
You’re beautiful now

There’s something
I’m trying to tell you and
I’ve tried to tell you before and
Each time I try to profess it
It just leaves me wanting more and
I think you are beautiful
And I’m proud of you
What I’m trying to say is
I love you
I love you 

2 thoughts on “Good Memories

    1. waynemali Post author

      I love this song. I actually got a message of the singer Lacey’s Mum, she wrote and sang the last part of the song, she found my video on YouTube and sent me a message saying how much she liked it, I was really honoured.
      Wayne

      Reply

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