Hello my friends! Hello October ~ where did you come from?
This weekend was a busy one.
We all, the siblings that is, my little sister and brother went to our mom’s house for the full weekend.
But this was no ‘happy’ mission ~ sadly we were fixing up her house to be put on the market.
These photos are of the backyard,
which as you can see is incredible,
it gets even better when you’re in that space
with nature all around sinking you in
having a great family dinner out on the deck
with laughter, long stories and kids having fun
simply put : the making of great memories.
These are the last of our memories being made
right there in that gorgeous garden
and adorable charming ‘grandma’s home.
Oh we will miss this place and yearn for that ‘escape’
out of the city and into the warm comfort of mom’s open arms
with dinner in the oven and a baked apple pie cooling on the counter.
She’s moving on, nearing 65, into something smaller, simpler and more suited for her lifestyle now.
A lifestyle far away from the hard chores of home ownership with her only family, us,
too far away for quick stops and quick fixes.
It’s for the best. It’s certainly a tough decision…
but having mom closer will be the best for us all.
So what is happiness for me right now?
~ having my mom reduce her stress load and go in search of her own happiness….
What’s making you happy right now?
And to wrap this post up with a song… (as I like to do to on these Mondays sometimes ;). Here is Michael Kiwanuka with Home Again. This is one of those songs that time stands still for me and my eyes get watery from this voice and these words… take a listen. (ps. I should also mention that when I came across this song just a couple of months ago, (and shared it on my facebook page) this video had about 2 thousand hits ~ as you can see, he’s moving up. Congrats Michael.)
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