Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It is today.

Pin It I remember as a kid, we drove several times between Nashville, TN and Trinity, TX.  It was a long drive, and as the oldest child, being in the back seat with the little brother and little sister wasn't always the most fun thing in the world.  The brother was a squirmy little boy and the sister was a screamer.  (Funny how my own children mimic us as children!)  I was trying to be cool - quite a task when sitting on vinyl seats in the south in the summer - haha~!!

There was this song that I remember playing.  I don't know if it was on the radio or the handy-dandy 8 track.  (Giggling at that too ... late 70's, pre-cassette days I think.  Maybe not though; I might be remembering back a little further than the annual road trips.)

Okay, whipping out Merle Haggard here.  Apologies in advance.

... someday, we'll look back and say, it was fun ...

This song would play.  And I would think in all of my pre-teen-ness "This is NOT that day."  This is not fun.  Not in any way, shape or fun.  Don't get me wrong - I loved getting to Trinity and all the visiting.  The road trip though?  At the time, not so much fun. 

Today though?  They were right.  I can look back and say it was fun.  And really?  It probably was fun at the time, I was just too cool to admit it.

I am missing my brother today.


Vicki Ramey said...

Those really were the good ole days and I would give everything I have to have the 3 of you together again....even with the fussing, pushing and shoving. I to am missing your brother very much. Give the girls and the boy kisses and hugs from me. I love you. Mama

Heather The Great said...

Great post Melanie.

Funny, you made me think back to annoying times between my sis and I growing up-road trips, forced to share a room, her getting a present on my birthday. All of them annoying at the time. Similar memories of my sister and cousin Chris. And now, like you said, they were such great memories that I treasure. Like precious gifts I cant lose. Thanks for the reminder. Also, thanks for tons of happy Troy memories now. Like him torturing Annie after her back surgery by saying "guacamole" because she hated that word. He just walked all around my house saying that. She was bedridden. So funny. He was so great. :) <3

Sherri O said...

I can only imagine that you are...the 1-year anniversary has brought out emotions and feelings in a lot of people...friends and family of the victims, as well as the survivors...I've had to distance myself a bit from the news coverage here in KC as it brought up too many emotional memories. Hang in there. :)

Mel's Dad said...

Its a hard day today but those are good memories.