Regular classes have started for the girls and, suddenly, the house is quiet. The entire set of encyclopedia and the photo albums have been taken down from the bookshelves and are ready to be packed. When the house helper went to the supermarket to buy her personal stuff a few hours ago and I found myself alone for a few hours, I took the time to survey the house.
Out in the front garden, the banaba tree finally blooms. After years and years of waiting for the flowers, it finally blooms. Speedy says it is as though it is willing us to stay. We made a lot of happy memories here and I will always look back at the seven years we spent here with a nostalgic smile. It’s been a lucky house all in all but we’re more than ready to move on.
Sam and Alex were young girls when we moved here. This was where we giggled over stories about their first crushes, this was where we started planting our own herbs, this was where we discovered we are a cat-loving people. This was where Sam developed a passion for photography and where Alex fell in love with graphic art. This was where Speedy made a big career move then went on to climb up the corporate ladder. This house was the scene of so many outdoor barbecues and dinner parties with family and friends. This was where I started blogging and this was where this domain was born.
In a way, it’s only now that we can say that we’re finally ready to build our roots. We’ve been gypsies, Speedy and I, since we married. This time, we’re moving somewhere where we can grow old together.