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Home is where the heart is!

Tonight will be our last sleep in what has been our home for 2 years now. 2 years of wonderful memories. 2 years of celebrations, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and many game nights with our grown kids.

As I sit here in my barren living room I am a little reminiscent of all God has gifted us with these last 2 years.

We had a father pass away last year this next month, and a mother who had to go into memory care. Another mom who has fallen madly in love with a great fellow. Breast cancer, and sobriety birthday’s. Times where people came for AA meetings when Covid first started. This home has proven its worth in our hearts.

We have one daughter in route on a flight to Belgium with her love who plays for the Euro NBA. Another who had her first baby last year, and blessed us to be grandparents. Our Hudson is all boy too! Another who is the twin to the one on the plane who has come to learn herself outside her twin. She loves fishing, hunting, and has become an outdoorsy gal. Then there is the one who lives in Florida, who is Assistant Manager at Starbucks. As well a Disney World freak! Then there is the son who moved to Seattle, and started his schooling in business science. His girl has a biology major, and I don’t think Spokane will see the likes of their Vegan faces again.

All unique, and God gifted. Each changing, and growing into their persons. This holiday we will be in a new place with less faces. Then add Covid into the mix, and who knows?!? My husband, and I love the “empty nest” analogy. We love our kids! We also love being able to just get up, and go wherever whenever. I love watching us grow, and our kids grow. Life is amazing with gracious lessons. With amazing loving moments that make the heart yearn for more blessings. I have learned to accept my life wherever God has me.

I have had my highs, and some very bottom feeder lows in this life of 46 years. Right now I am content right in the middle. This is just for this moment, for tomorrow I do not yet know.

All I know is we are to wake up in the morning expecting a bunch of muscly men, a box truck, and hands that are ready to help us be out of a place we have called our home for 2 years. So today as I polish up the last of what needs to be done, I am in all praise of all the gifts God has given us in the 2 years of living here. We are moving up in life, as some would say. Though I know to never take life for granted, and I will always be grateful for this home. It has had more than enough laughter, tears, and all the makings of the saying “home is where the heart is”.

I think my husband, and I will have a great last night in this place that was gifted to us from our Lord. Then tomorrow when we close the door, we will hold onto all the memories we made behind the key in the rooms we will be saying goodbye to. Then head out to start anew!

Son, and his girl with Brad and I
Birthday celebration with my mom, and her love
Grandpa & Huddy matching Carthartt beanies
Mads & Silas he plays for the MBA, saying goodbye until we see again
The twins and their guys
Brittany Spears/ dad and daughter 53 and he loves Brittany 😂


Don’t give up before the miracle happens! Smile lots, forgive quickly, and never take life for granted!

3 thoughts on “Home is where the heart is!

  1. You’re blessed with a gorgeous family. 🔥🔥🔥

    Sometimes, I wonder what life would look like without the family. 🤔

    Though most of your children are out of the nest, you still so have a great relationship.
    Thank God for the gift of family. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🌹🌹🌹

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    1. There is one I don’t speak to, that I pray for daily that our relationship will be restored. She is my daughter, and my first born. We do indeed have a beautiful family. We are growing to the age of loss, and memory loss which is painful.
      I could not be more grateful for all my beautiful family, thank you so much!
      One does not address me as mom, or say I miss you, nor does she really even talk to me. Mine, and my exes alcoholism was very hard on our kids. She is 24, and still holding the pain. I pray for her as with my childhood to give it all to God. She knows I have been sober for 7 plus years. My living amends is to stay sober. I know when the time is right, and God allows she will
      come back into my life. It is His will not mine be done. Easier said though, I miss her so much! I haven’t seen her in person in 7 years. Just a few pics here and there. Right now she is not talking to me. Which is on, and off always. I just trust God has her. As well He knows what He is doing. 💜 Thank you for reading, and blessings today! I am truly blessed for what I have in my life today! 🙏🏻💓 Far from perfect I am, God’s grace keep me going! Strong 💪

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  2. I’m sorry to hear about the estranged relationship with one of your kids.

    It may not be perfect and we may not have it as we desire. But as you said, the will of God does prevail in the end.

    Love does the most incredible things. Prayers move mountains. So, please continue to shower love on her. Pray endlessly as well for her.

    God who is best at fixing will make things beautiful when the time is right. ❤❤

    You’re truly an inspiration.🔥🔥🔥 You got your life back on track.

    My current job involves active
    substance and alcohol users. So, I fully comprehend your journey.

    Thank you for sharing. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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