mom-mode post #161 – on leaving the old city

October 9, 2011 § 2 Comments

front of our building

Today we packed up our most treasured belongings and left the place we have called home for almost two years.

our old big kitchen, many memories made here

The place we brought our first son home from the hospital. Where he grew from newborn to toddler, just so quickly.

Today we left the only home O has ever known. And we are not coming back.
The hallway where he tooks his first steps, the park behind our house where he learned to go down the slide, the street where we took our morning walks.
Our sweet friends we leave behind too. However we hope to continue our friendship through the distance.
We leave behind happy days and some pretty sad ones too.
Dear Eskisehir winter, I will not miss you. Not even a little a bit. Not even at all.
Dear neighborhood bazar, you will be deeply and sorely missed. The hustle and bustle of poor and rich, coming together looking for fresh veggies and some great bargains.
Dear 20-minute commute to anywhere, I will think about you on my 45-minute metro ride to the city center.

Dear Espark, I will miss the fact that anytime someone mentions shopping, I know exactly what and where they are talking about.

Dear Adalar, I will miss your Europeanesque bridges and lazy, sunny Saturday afternoons.

Dear routine and comfort zone, I will miss you most of all. As with any change, even if it’s for the best like this one, it takes me some time to find my groove.

Dear Eskisehir, when we come back to visit, you will forever remain as the city of birth of our firstborn. Stamped forever on his passports.

photo taken by

Hoscakal Eski.


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