H O M E ... it's an odd word if you look at it too long. Those four letters hold such a strong meaning to so many folks ... us included. HOME may mean a house, a trailer, a boat, or even a van. Although the word has various meanings, HOME often brings thoughts of warmth, security and love.
If you read my last post, you know that Ken and I have been especially busy the past couple of weeks with getting two special ladies HOME ... my mom and our daughter. I'm happy to say that as of today they are both HOME!! We are filled with joy, relief and hope for their bright futures.
While our daughter's journey to her new home was an exciting time, my mom's was not. It's such a relief to know that they are both now where they want to be. My mom was released from the hospital this past weekend, and she seems to be recovering well. We visited Mom on Sunday, and other than her lying on the sofa instead of sitting ... we talked like nothing had happened. She's relaxing at home, eating, and will be receiving physical therapy at home 3 times a week to get her back on her feet. She's able to get around slowly with a walker and she's got some back pain from the spinal tap, but I think she's on the right track. It's going to be a slow process, but I believe that with patience she'll be okay.
Just yesterday, Ken received the "Certificate of Occupancy" for our daughter & son-in-law's very first home ... woo hoo! All four of us (Ken, myself, and our two "kids") spent Saturday cleaning and finishing the final touches on the house for Monday's inspection. This morning I'm taking off work to help our daughter move small items in our cars, and tonight the four of us are moving the big items. This is such an exciting time!
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort" - Jane Austen
Hasta luego ... until then. Mid-Life Cruising!