It Seemed Like Only Yesterday

It seemed like only yesterday, the weather was cold, and I didn’t want to go outside.
It seemed like only yesterday; it was Christmas, and we were trying to decide what to do for dinner.
It seemed like only yesterday. I bought a new bike. Now, it has nearly 20,000 miles on it.
It seemed like only yesterday, I was in a car accident, and my life changed forever.
I seemed like only yesterday, I bought a new car, and now I have 50,000 miles on it.
It seemed like only yesterday, I started a new job, lost a job, and started a new job.
It seemed like only yesterday, I was diagnosed with cancer and lived to tell about it.
It seemed like only yesterday, I laid a baby on my lap, his feet touched my belly, and his head reached my knee. Now, he’s taller than I will ever be.

 

It seemed like only yesterday, I held babies in my arms, and now they are all grown with families/issues/education/jobs of their own.
It seemed like only yesterday; a doctor told me my father wouldn’t live. I cried all day and all night. How have we survived all this time without him?
It seemed like only yesterday; a drunk driver plowed into my car. My dad and I walked up to it at the police impound lot. We wondered how I ever survived.
It seemed like only yesterday; I moved my tassel to the other side.
It seemed like only yesterday; school wouldn’t ever get out, I’d ever finish that assignment, I’d ever understand some stupid problem.
It seemed like only yesterday, I started high school and my friends and I wondered what our high school days would hold.
It seemed like only yesterday, I went to Junior high and wondered would I ever have any friends.
It seemed like only yesterday; my eardrum broke. The kids all stared at me while my ear leaked brown gunk on my favorite pink dress. I saw my dad with his uniform hat peek through the window of my second-grade door.
It seemed like only yesterday; he took me home on his Vespa scooter.
It seemed like only yesterday; we did a lot of riding that summer. We saw a motorcycle burn up. We stood at the top of the hill. How scared I was seeing this guy in agony and yet I was with my dad, I was quite safe.
It seemed like only yesterday, the burn stain finally disappeared. I can still drive by that spot and think of that day. That day with my dad.
It seemed like only yesterday; my parents told me life would fly by. It can’t be, it goes by SO slow.
It seemed like only yesterday; my very first memory, my brother swung open the door.
It seemed like only yesterday, and yet it was oh so long ago.
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About rhondamhall

I am employed full time and am a humor writer & bicycle enthusiast.
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1 Response to It Seemed Like Only Yesterday

  1. Barbara Egr says:

    This is my favorite piece you have ever written. It touched my soul. Thank you.

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