A week ago I was in Sweden.
A week ago my laundry was hanging in the sun to dry.
I love doing my laundry at my Mormor’s house before I go back to the US because when I come home and unpack my suitcase; it smells like Sweden.
It smells of happy memories.
I have been coming home to the States from Sweden with a suitcase full of clean clothes as long as I can remember. I have clear memories of opening my suitcase and the sweet smell of clean laundry brings back happy memories of my trip.
I have been visiting Sweden since I was a baby; making memories with family and friends for as long as I can remember.
Sweden is my second home.
After I came home from Sweden on this trip, I opened my suitcase of clean clothes and got dressed. Later, I gave my son a hug.
He said, “mom, you smell like Mormor Marianne”.