I spent the last few days visiting my Aunt and Uncle on Georgian Bay. It felt strange being there as I knew it would be my last visit. They sold their house and are moving at the end of the month. I was 5 years old when they bought the place and I have been up there almost every summer since.
As I was out in the water I was thinking about how much I have enjoyed being there over the years. I realized that this is one of those things that could easily be remembered as a great place where I longed to return, somewhere I wished I had spent more time. I am happy that I didn’t take it for granted, I didn’t say “I’ll just go up next year”. I went… every year!
One of my traditions while up on Champlain Road was to run to the convenience store and back. Some summers the store was open, other years it was closed. I never actually went in. It was 8kms there and back. Some summers it was a regular training run and other summers it was an incredibly painful experience but either way I always did it.
Do you think the new owner would mind if I just parked in the driveway and ran to the store and back… for old time’s sake?
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened ~ Dr. Seuss
I am definitely going to miss this place but it’s time for a new adventure! Where will I start make new memories next summer?
3 thoughts on “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet ~ Emily Dickinson”
Lisa, nice thoughts. It is great to appreciate what all those years meant. At the same time it is good to move on and trust that new good things will occur.
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Tia, it is so true in life that we shouldn’t cry because it’s over, but rather smile because it happened!
What a lovely tribute to AJ and UP for all your memories on Georgian Bay.
I love your pictures of Alexander and Andrew, who are obviously enjoying their beautiful setting and warm hospitality, as well.
Your story made me think about the cycle of life and that everything happens for a reason.
You are now blessed with your aunt & uncle moving to Cobourg and I know well all the lasting memories you are going to make for them. xo
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