Sunday, August 9, 2009

Letting Go and Moving On

Part 3 of my "Thy Will" has to be put on hold a few days.
As a few of you have become to know, my Mother is moving to a tiered retirement and health care facility (it's more like a town to be honest). For now, she is very healthy and will be moving into a "cottage"(2100 sq.ft home) in the independent living community. Like most who move, we feel like we are just walking in circles getting nothing done for the packers that come tomorrow.
Until yesterday she was handling this move pretty well. When a friend came to help by getting the dogs and keeping them at her house until the move is complete in a few days, Mom realized that the end of living in this house was coming. As the dogs rode off she realized her dear Grace, a lovely 4 1/2 lb Papillion, would never spend another night in the only house she has never known. Mama and Daddy built this house together 20 years ago when they retired; and, her moving is letting go of one of the last things they did together . I know that I will not be able to make this move easier for her. I won't be able to stop the pain of telling a old life goodbye. But, I will be able to hand her the kleenex, hold her hand, and pray that her "new" life is full and happy. And as I do, I am asking you to pray for me that I have the strengh to help make this move the easiest I can for my mother. But most of all, please pray for my mother, Sue, that her new life is one enriched with love and friends, a quieted soul that she will live the rest of her life enriched with all that there is to offer.

My Mom and Grace


  1. I am praying for you Mom, Sue, that she will have a wonderful new chapter to begin with her life in her country cottage. WOW 2100 square feet, that is bigger than my home. She will be blessed I am sure with more opportunities to do things with people that live there and take advantage of being able to go places when they have field trips of sorts.

    I can't wait to hear how you mom is making the change and the great new things she will discover while being there. Hang in there, keep encouraging your mom and keep calling her til she establishes her own connections and friends.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. I am sitting here with tears rolling down my face knowing how much she wants to move to her cottage, yet knowing she is releasing the last of their significant "possessions" they planned and purchased together.
    You know both Doug and I love you both and are praying for you. We are here for you! You know we are NEVER more than a phone call away.
    Much love, prayers, hugs, and blessings, andrea