July 24, 2017
TIME FOR TRANSITION....ON THE ROAD TO FLORIDA
Life is about love and loss isn't it?
It is so important to capture the golden moments and celebrate whenever we can....
celebrate the good times....because changes come and the world as
we have known it.....is no longer what it once was.
This post is about Luke the Duke's Ohio grandparents....
Miss Irma is one brave soul...she is saying goodbye to her Ohio home
relocating to a brand new life in Florida.
I will say also, she is in her 80's....looking marvelous
and willing to take on the transition.
The vacation times spent with his grandparents slowly turned into
dealing with the progression of aging and how to best care for
them during this time in their life.
It has now been a little over one year, since her husband, Pat,
passed away and she was left with a lovely home sitting on
three acres of land, with a barn stuffed full of collectibles
and a pond....now you must imagine what that would be like
to take care of especially during those long, harsh winters.
While visiting her daughter in Florida, earlier this year,
she jumped in with both feet and purchased a home
right then and there.
She purchased new "second hand" furniture that
would give her new home a coastal feel
and her daughter has already done several updated
renovations to make her new home fresh and airy feeling.
This past weekend with the help of our darling daughter
and most of Jay's siblings, her Ohio home was cleaned out,
auctioned off and prepared for sale.
If you have ever done this process with your own parents,
this can be an overwhelming event...emotionally and physically.
It is what family does.....out of love......
This change in someone else's life, always gives me pause to
think what I would do if faced with this decision....
my answer is,'''I have no idea!"
I think of aging and starting anew in a brand new state
where everything is going to be vastly different
than what you are accustomed to.
I will tell you she will not be totally alone,
as her daughter is going to be with her....
this should make a huge difference....a good outcome I believe.
So, I applaud Miss Irma for making her life choice
at this age and moving forward....
I would love to know how you feel about this coming time in your life.....
The grandparent visits are now over for little Luke...
I have no doubt he will hold these glorious times in his heart
and carry them through his adult life.....
Life is about change....how gracefully we deal with that change
and hold dear the memories of family.
Happy trails dear Irma.....