You may have in your mind that wonderful time when you went to eat that special dish that you liked so much on Sundays. When your parents left you there to take care of you at times when they had to go out to work. Or you just love remembering the smell of your grandparents’ house you smelled when you walked through the door. But what happens when the grandparents’ house is closed for good?
Unfortunately, grandparents do not have eternal lives so that they can accompany us throughout life. They have lived much longer than us and their experiences have nurtured us to form the people we are today. Therefore, when we are by his side, we must absorb every second, because that time is a gift of life … and when we do not realize it, over the years we will only regret it.
The saddest moments
If you have had to live something like this, it is more than likely that you have felt it as one of the saddest moments of your life: when the door of the grandparents’ house is closed forever. It closes because they are gone, because their souls have already left our physical plane to go to the symbolic. We no longer see them, we do not touch them … we only feel them in the depths of our hearts.
When that door has been closed forever, the meetings of the family, of each and every one of the members, are over. Grandparents were that important point of union that kept you together in a special way … Those special Sundays where harmony, laughter, hugs and well-being were assured are over.
The love of grandparents while they are present is what forges the strength of a family and the moment their door closes, it feels that all that they have forged during so many years of their life, simply falters.
Our hearts ache
Our hearts ache when we realize that those evenings of card games are over, with grandmother in the kitchen preparing something delicious with the company of our parents … Those meetings with the cousins at the grandparents’ house … Because her house was the best meeting point for everyone.
There was never a lack of love, affection, delicious food and a refuge to go to whenever our hearts desired. It was a special environment… different, safe… impossible to find anywhere else in the world. There is no place where you can feel the same way that you did at your grandparents’ house.
There was no need to go anywhere else. Going to the grandparents’ house was already the best experience for everyone. Nobody wants to accept that all that wonder has a deadline and that there will come a day when everything will be filled with dust. Laughter and the smell of delicious food will remain in your memory, because it will no longer be in front of you.
The best memories
But they will be your best memories. Time passes too quickly to focus on life’s trivial problems. Not long ago you were a child opening presents under the Christmas tree, then you became a rebellious teenager and almost without realizing it you are a responsible person who has formed his family and who works every day to be able to move forward. Fighting so that your children also have those wonderful memories.
You still remember that at your grandparents’ house chairs could not be absent, you never knew how many people were going to visit them on the same day. It could be a cousin, an uncle with a girlfriend, a neighbor, or yourself. There were always cakes for visitors, no details were ever missing.
When you closed your grandparents’ house, you were aware that you closed the best moments of your life … But you must also honor their memory and continue to enjoy your family, repeat those scenes with your parents or with your grandchildren. Because the treasure of life is not made up of material things, but the people around you: your family.