Friday, October 20, 2017

Coming Up For Air

As you have all probably noticed there has not been much blogging going on in my life lately. A lot has been going on and it is all good, but it did require my full attention.

Recently we moved my wonderful, loving, caring, 85 year old mother closer to us. She is only about 5 minutes away from me now. I am so happy to have her close enough that I can go and visit and have coffee chats with her and take her shopping.





Good bye,  sweet little yellow house you have been so good to our family. It all started years ago with my grandparents. I ran through the sprinklers in the backyard with my cousins. My boys hit golf balls and played catch here, My grandchildren played in the backyard and dug a hole in the garden as if they were digging their way to China. We ate cherries,pomegranates picked lemons and oranges. We will be forever grateful to you little yellow house.

Life is a marvelous journey with twist and turns but it is always moving forward and that is a good thing and as it should be.



We are yet again starting a somewhat new journey with having Mom closer to us. I am beginning to feel like a professional mover since this is the third moving process in the last two years. However I will say I hope and pray there will not be anymore moving anytime soon.

Fall has arrived here and the mornings are cool and crisp and that is a welcomed sight as well. I am trying to get myself back into a new routine and hope to be back to blogging on a semi-regular schedule.



Thank you to all of you who continue to read and follow along with me and my journey in life, I so appreciate you taking the time to read my words.



 
 

9 comments:

Mary said...

How bittersweet! Saying goodbye to a home that has a piece of your heart. But having your mother close by. I can’t imagine how stressful it has to be on everyone.
Take all the time you need. I’ll be here...bleaching my pinecones.

NanaDiana said...

Good luck with your mom living close to you, Kathysue. She looks like she is pretty healthy and she looks happy! Life does just keep moving us along, doesn't it?
Have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How nice to be able to have your mother close by. My mother lived next door to me and it was wonderful. I hope that will continue to build great memories together for a long, long time.

Donnamae said...

Happy to hear your Mom will be closer to you! I know that is a blessing. Don't worry about the blogging...we'll still be here. You take all the time you need! Enjoy your weekend! ;)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So happy that your mom is closer to you now! ... Wish I was closer to my mom, but try to see her as often as I can...Love the photos of your mom...and time very well spent as these are the moments that truly count in our lives...

Victoria said...

Your mom is lovely. I know how difficult it must be to leave a home she has lived in so long, but it is an exciting, new adventure. Being closer to you and family will be a blessing, to be sure. XO, Victoria

June from Oregon said...

Ahhhhhh. I missed your posts and wondered how you were doing. Wonderful to hear it's all good news!! You are so fortunate to still have your Mom. I sure miss mine.

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy Sue! Oh, this is sweet and sad at the same time. That's a long time for a home to be in a family and I know there are many memories to keep close to your heart. Your little mother looks as cute as a button and she's 85? She looks great! I'm so happy for you having her live closer to you. When my daddy passed away we moved mother by us and we had a wonderful time until she went to heaven. Wish you all the best.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

michele said...

Thinking of you and your mama and hoping the transition will be gentle and smooth. I'll be ready to post your fall inspiration when you say so! :)