It has been six months of major changes in our lives. The children had a great summer. Liz started her second year at the community college; Mandy graduated and received her International Baccalaureate Program diploma. She also started at the community college.
Mom had several illnesses and major setbacks throughout this time. She passed away early in the morning on December 25, 2012. We had to deal with the military and its rules, but she was finally buried on January 18th with my dad at Arlington National Cemetery. The date was two years to the day that dad was buried.
Richard’s mother, Bea, has had her breast cancer return. She is currently on hospice and has not been given much more time. We are preparing ourselves to lose another grandparent soon.
We have also decided Maryland is NOT the place we want to live anymore. The house is on the market and we hope to be moving by this summer. We have been cleaning, purging and packing up the house. The children are both excited and anxious to leave the home they have known for the last 10 years. We are still finalizing where we want to settle. We have specific things we are wanting in the new location so we are taking our time finalizing the destination. We should finish up the pre-move cleaning this weekend. Then we can concentrate on keeping the house “showing ready.”
With everything going on in our lives we have been on an extended Christmas break. God willing, we will be starting back up next week.
A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome