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My Heart Sings

I've been sitting on these chairs in this kitchen for thirty years and three months.

Freezer, dryer, rusting sink – all exactly the same as I remember.

Table and chairs – the only thing missing is my Grandpa. (He passed away in 1991.)

Stove, refrigerator, microwave – Stuffed full of food, just like I remember. Be careful when you open the door.

Eating Ice Cream with Old Grandma

I could write a book about each individual item in this house. From the pink walls to the dead flies in the light to the peg board to the dishes decorated with tree-stars, every single object is ripe with memories.

Every one.

My heart sings to see my daughter making her own memories in this space, with these things, with my beloved Grandma.

Laughing

It makes her heart sing, too, only she doesn't yet know why.

Some day, I'll tell her.

© 2009 – 2018, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

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52 thoughts on “My Heart Sings”

  1. Such a wonderful post! All the “old” places are gone in my family now… but I still have the memories.
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..A Thousand Words Thursday – Tara at MK through the years. =-.

  2. Beautiful pictures. What a wonderful time for your daughter and her great-grandmother. I wish my grandparents were still alive to see lil’ D. I miss them all terribly. Thanks for sharing and happy ATWT. Take care.

  3. OH my goodness. The picture of Grace with Old Grandma makes my heart happy. It also makes me slightly sad. All of my grandparents have passed away, without meeting my Gracie. So, Grace will never have the pleasure of meeting them, on this earth. I am so glad you have these times with your Grandma. What a blessing. I know you will treasure every moment.
    .-= Lisa@blessedwithgrace´s last blog ..The Great Pig Outbreak of ’09.. Update =-.

  4. OH my goodness. The picture of Grace with Old Grandma makes my heart happy. It also makes me slightly sad. All of my grandparents have passed away, without meeting my Gracie. So, Grace will never have the pleasure of meeting them, on this earth. I am so glad you have these times with your Grandma. What a blessing. I know you will treasure every moment.
    .-= Lisa@blessedwithgrace´s last blog ..The Great Pig Outbreak of ’09.. Update =-.

  5. Such a wonderful post! All the “old” places are gone in my family now… but I still have the memories.
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..A Thousand Words Thursday – Tara at MK through the years. =-.

  6. Beautiful pictures. What a wonderful time for your daughter and her great-grandmother. I wish my grandparents were still alive to see lil’ D. I miss them all terribly. Thanks for sharing and happy ATWT. Take care.

  7. Oh, that was pretty in so many ways! 🙂
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..Calling Home (Conversations from college)Also my Thousand Word Thurs. =-.

  8. Oh, that was pretty in so many ways! 🙂
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..Calling Home (Conversations from college)Also my Thousand Word Thurs. =-.

  9. Oh, I so know the feelings you are experiencing! My grandparents lived in their home for over 50 years and not much changed. Just before they were moved into a nursing home I took pictures of everything from the pictures that hung on the walls for all those years to the 1950’s couch we all would sit on when listening to grandma play & sing her favorite songs and dance the Charleston. I miss all of that so much! Enjoy what you have while you have it still!

  10. Oh, I so know the feelings you are experiencing! My grandparents lived in their home for over 50 years and not much changed. Just before they were moved into a nursing home I took pictures of everything from the pictures that hung on the walls for all those years to the 1950’s couch we all would sit on when listening to grandma play & sing her favorite songs and dance the Charleston. I miss all of that so much! Enjoy what you have while you have it still!

  11. Awww, that was precious!
    It is making me really miss my grandparents now.
    .-= Kidcraze´s last blog ..Show and Tell Friday………Hair Do =-.

  12. Awww, that was precious!
    It is making me really miss my grandparents now.
    .-= Kidcraze´s last blog ..Show and Tell Friday………Hair Do =-.

  13. Oh, how you touched my heart and brought back sweet memories too! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
    .-= Laurie´s last blog ..Hate is such an ugly word… =-.

  14. Oh, how you touched my heart and brought back sweet memories too! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
    .-= Laurie´s last blog ..Hate is such an ugly word… =-.

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