Life’s changes

It’s 6:20 A.M. in San Diego. We, Fearsome and myself, just boarded United Flight 307 to Chicago. Our final destination is my hometown, Roanoke Va.

Life in our (The Better Half, Fearsome, 7 dogs and myself) San Diego home of more than 25 years will change dramatically at the end of this next week. We will be flying my mother back with me to her new home which is our home.

I’ll spend the week keeping Fearsome out of the moving boxes and suitcases as we pack up the final items left in my family home. Mom has lived in that house since 1957. Dad passed about 2.5 years ago and my oldest brother followed him a year later. The era of our core family in that house has passed and Mom is totally cool with that. It’s time for a new family to give it new life and it is time for Mom to head west to her final horizon.

Emotions will ebb and flow this week. Memories both happy and sad will surface. Laughter, tears, love, hope and gratitude will be shared.

8 thoughts on “Life’s changes

  1. Very best of luck, F.B. You already know that there’ll be times which are less ‘easy’ than others, though you all deserve applause for what you’re doing. We’ll be thinking of you – and looking forward to your news updates.

  2. I remember you mentioned this the last time we had coffee. I hope everyone has a safe trip, and I hope she enjoys living with you here in San Diego.

  3. Best of luck. Prepare for the bittersweet tears as she says goodbyes and hellos, knowing all the while this move will be right.

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