Back in 1920 a house was built. Around 1962 a newly married couple moved into it. Their family began to grow, and, in a few years, there were four people living there. The kids grew up and moved away. The circle of life touched the family, first with the mother dying and then the father. If you haven’t guessed, this was my parents that bought the house. Now that both my parents are gone my sister and I own the house. She already has a house. My boyfriend and I were renting an apartment. My sister suggested I move back home and just give her money for her half of the house. So, we have been working out the details and payments. It feels good to be home again, but so empty without Mom and Dad here. The house, now being 100 years old, needs lots of work and TLC. It, however, is more than a house. There are so many memories here. I am truly grateful to be home.
The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air. Football games and shorter days fill the weeks. It is September. I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day. Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey. Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post. No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.
Today turned out perfect. We had the help of a great nursing home staff help us have an outstanding 100th birthday party for my grandma. She is a big fan of the Iowa State Cyclones as she worked at the campus for many years. So the staff arranged that the head coach of the basketball team would come and wish grandma a happy birthday. She seemed very happy and all the residence seemed to enjoy themselves. It made me happy to know this birthday was not overlooked for her.
The weather today was amazing. Highs just in the 70’s and a nice light breeze. We had windows open again and I got to hear the birds singing. I am always grateful for a day of fresh air!
Now I need to get some sleep to be ready for the apartment inspections tomorrow. As always remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a good night/day!