throwback thursday

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before the divorce; before the drama & complex relationships, there were these two lovely creatures; my Mum & Dad.

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after finding a photo album filled with old pictures, I have been feeling nostalgic and a little sad. it’s strange how the pain of my parent’s divorce lingers on my soul and feels heavy on my heart years after.

everything would have been different. but it’s not. and while I let myself mourn a little for the happy times we shared as a traditional family unit, I think of all the happiness my parents have gained in their life after.

I take a deep breath and remind myself that I do not, in fact, believe in regret and that I’m who I am today because of all the things I’ve experienced. I’m thankful that my parents are alive and made a decision for themselves that created their own happiness, and that while it was hard for me, it was a million times harder for them.

nothing is as bad as it sometimes seems and it’s true what they say; the sun shines after the rain.

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

10 thoughts on “throwback thursday

  1. I related well to this heartfelt post. When my parents separated when I was 12, I kept a diary that I still have. I wrote in scribbly little girl penmanship, “I want my parents to be happy, even if it makes me sad.” 😦 Your words brought it back. Beautiful expression!! Thank you! x RL

  2. Wow, Melly. Thanks for sharing. They look like lovely people and they still are even if they are apart. I am sorry for your sadness but you are strong!

  3. A lovely post… My parents were together until my father passed away 18mths ago. Mum was just here yesterday and reminded me it would have been their 50th anniversary this year.

    BTW, you look like your mum!

  4. Thank you Darling, they are/were happy memories. You have come across some really old albums deep down in your wardrobe. Treasure them 🙂 xoxo

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