Thought I’d best let my readers know that there is a big change coming in my life. I have decided to move out of my house (and let my daughter move in) and move into a retirement complex. I had two weeks notice and must admit I am still in a bit of shock but completely convinced that this is the right thing to do.
It all started at the local grocery store, when the clerk advised me that the carton milk was cheaper because I had some coupons. “Not to worry,” I said, “This will do.” A grey-haired woman in her late sixties said, “I’ll get it for you, I would have liked someone to help my mother.” There wasn’t a bolt of lightening but I aged twenty years right on the spot. I declined her kind offer, went home and phoned the group associated with the seniors residences in town…I had been on their list for two years (just being careful of course). “Can you take a unit in two weeks?” came the question. Another bolt of lightening hit me…(could I, I questioned myself for about five seconds?) “YES”, I boldly answered.
So here I am a week later, not exactly questioning the Lord, just praying, praying that this is His will, …because I’m moving in on Saturday.
Tears have been flowing all week…no, not sad tears, but every cupboard or drawer opened contains memories and they are bitter-sweet…so many of Harry and those over five decades together… But there are decisions to make…what to take, or what to leave in the basement in the care of my daughter who has owned the house for the past year. I am exhausted but by this time next week I will have had my first nights sleep in my new abode. It really is a bit of an adventure.
I visited my new residence yesterday…had lunch in the dining room and met all kinds of friends…so many have grown old with me in this wonderful Peace River Country where I have spent the last fifty-seven years of my life.
So hang in there blog readers…I have lots of old stories still to tell and new ones to experience. Thanks for reading them…Hopefully I will have this machine up and running by next week. See you then and God bless each one of you.