Monday Smiles – 6/1/2015
I have to tell you, I am fighting a rather nasty cold this particular Monday. And I am trying to come to peace with the knowledge that my daughter’s family is moving away from our home in Arizona. You can’t follow your kids, you know, someone told me when we were considering buying a house there, because they’ll just move again but our first grandson, Reed, was on the way so we went for it anyway. Even back then, in our heart of hearts we wondered how long it could last. The answer was ten years, ten years in which two more grandkids turned up, Maddux, who is now eight and Savannah, who will soon be seven. When we bought the house, we hoped it would be a good investment, and as it turns out, it was … just not in the way we expected. When they move, we will put it up for sale and in the Arizona housing market, we will lose some money. But it gave us ten really great years in which the kids (and, if necessary, their parents) could come and stay with us at Nana and Papa’s House and where we could stay when we went to visit. There is no way to put a value on the memories we have there. Here are a few of them. It’s Monday. I’m looking back and smiling. And looking forward to the next chapter.