Saturday, February 11, 2012

Okay, Deep Breath

Well, it's been quite a whirlwind of activity, but I'm at home again.
Sister SuZQ headed to Florence on Sunday. She started the business of helping Aunt Lois sort through clothes and pictures and making the laundry list of changes that had to be made to move her here to my daughter's. I met her there on Wednesday afternoon and we continued to sort and plan. SuZQ returned Thursday to take care of things on this end. She and Rae-Rae met with a contractor to install a ramp outside and rails in the bathroom. I stayed on in Florence to wait for the movers who came this morning.
Aunt Lois has handled it very well. I so hated for her to have a make a move and so very many decisions during such a grieving time.
Friday was a day of many special people stopping by to say, "Good-bye." Jill, a young woman from her church has been a good friend to Aunt Lois for a long time. They will miss each other so. Lots of tears.
Her pastor Greg and his wife Meghan. Meeting these folks made me want to go to church there.
Sue and I put her room together and she was satisfied with it. Yes, it will take awhile for her to get used to a new house, but she's a bright cookie. I expect by the time I go back on Tuesday, she'll have it all figured out.
Rae-Rae said this was her first adoption. Aunt Lois asked when I took this picture if it was the "Adoption Picture." I think Gideon and Aunt Lois will love each other.
Well, exhausting physically and mentally for a lot of us, but we got it done. I pray she finds some joy with me and mine.
I sorely missed my Handy Man for a lot of reasons, not the least of which was taking things apart and putting them together- ugghhhh, not my strong suit. I was welcomed home with steak, mushrooms and asparagus from the grill, with toasted marshmallows for dessert. Ahhh, home sweet home!


  1. Like Susan said before -- your family is so lucky to have you and to have each other.

  2. Love the pictures, and the room is lovely. I hope that Aunt Lois adjusts quickly.