Mom and Dad were married for 55 years.
Mom has been dealing with Parkinson's disease
for the better part of 5 years.
Dad found out he had cancer in June and passed away in October.
You can never anticipate the changes life may throw your way.
*In addition to starting back to teaching school after the break, the last couple of weeks have been spent planning, making decisions about what to take, shopping for things that she'd need in her new place, and moving my sweet Mom into an assisted living facility. I stayed with her for the week-end. It's a wonderful place. I think she'll be well taken care of there. But we lived next door to Mom and Dad for 11 years. My youngest was only ten when we built our house right next door to "G & G." (grammie and grandad) My Dad helped to build our house. Our backyard was really G&G's property, but we always thought of it as ours, jointly. Change is hard. I find myself wishing that I could talk to Dad just one more time. I just want to ask his advice like I always did. Mom and my brother think we should sell the house and Dad's barn, the pond and several acres. But before he died, Dad said he wanted it to stay in the family. Gosh, I wish he'd put that in his will. When Dad and I talked I told him that he and my brother and I should sit down and talk about all of these things, but he died before we had that opportunity. I feel sad. I had dreamed of making Maple Crest Farm into a business that hosted events, parties, weddings...
Lord, what is your will for us?
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21