Thursday, December 8, 2016

I've missed you so much


Shelley had made a mess of her life every since she had run away from home when she was just sixteen. She managed to get a few part time jobs and was able to crash with friends she had met but nothing had really seemed to work out.

In fact she was just about flat broke with no chance of a job until spring so she decided to eat humble pie and make her way home. She half dreaded the reunion, all the questions with her Dad shaking his head her Ma showing her disappointment but she just had no other place to go.

She rang from a callbox just a short way from their house and her younger sister answered and sounded so pleased it was her, saying "I'll tell Mum you'll be coming soon. Shelley had to knock on the door as she didn't have her own key anymore and she heard the rush of feet in the hall and at the door her Ma wrapped her up in her arms saying "I've missed you so much Shelley" and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

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10 comments:

  1. Sometimes we have to leave and come back to understand what we missed the first time.

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  2. What a wonderful reunion! She's the prodigal daughter.

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  3. Great story, and I think so often true! Young people leave home in an emotional outburst of anger and frustration, and soon regret what they left behind. While they imagine their parents to be the enemy, they find upon return how very much they were missed. Well done, Old Egg, as always!

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  4. nice. I tend to think along lines with Josie in the sense that leaving home as a youth is one of the best illustrations of how much reality is perception/perspective. What we think and feel about our lives not only shapes our paths, it frames the questions that we ask ourselves.

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  5. Oh, the follies of youth. Nice homecoming for all.

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  6. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and the perspective improve. I love a good reconciliation.

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  7. Good to know home welcomed her with open arms.

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  8. Leaving home like that and then returning brings questions in the person's mind....will she be received with love and open arms or turned away? It takes courage on the part of the person who left, and forgiveness and love from the ones she left. Great story and I'm sure there are many that can relate to it. :)

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