Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Retirement

Well, hello there! Aren't you just the cutest thing! All bright and shiny, fresh from the store shelf. I am sure she debated long and hard, trying to decide which one of you to bring home. Welcome to the family.

I want to just tell you a little bit about what you have been bought into. See, this is an exclusive collection The Mommy has. Some of us are newer...some of us have been here for years and a few of us are even older than she is. It is true that a couple of us get used more often than the rest...but we all have a special story about how we got here. If you look close you will see some chips and a couple cracks. A few of us have had handles glued back on and some are completely retired...content to observe the daily comings and goings from the display hooks above the door.

That is where I am heading soon...

Oh! don't worry about me...I am looking forward to it! I have served The Mommy for years, and The Grandmother for many years before has been a good life and I am ready to rest. I am becoming to fragile for everyday use and will most likely be kept only for certain moments when she is needing an extra connection to memory.

See, that is our function...we are silent witnesses to memory. It is a huge responsibility you are taking on. You will be called upon many times over the coming years. You will be present for countless intimate conversations. You will hear laughter and see tears. You will be reached for when the nights have been long and The Mommy needs a pick me up. She will entrust you with the small hands of her children when they are ill, filling you with an endless supply of warm and healing creations. I guarantee there will be countless late nights and early mornings. You may be tempted to feel resentful when she has to rush off and leaves you on the counter, mostly full...having completely forgotten to at least empty your carefully protected contents into one of the Takeaways. But don't worry....

She will return.

Stay strong and do your job well. Take care of this little family. You were specially chosen and will be well loved for many years to come.

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