Thursday, December 13, 2007
MOVING THE FAMILY MATRIARCH
It went smoothly if you are willing to allow a certain amount of relativism in the word smoothly. She spent last night in her new apartment. We were able to get most of the things she loves in there and arranged in a pleasing way. It looked pretty good by the time we left around 8 p.m. last night, and she had already met two ladies who are Catholic and told her about their rosary group on Tuesday and going together to Mass on Sunday at 9. (This senior community has its own van for transportation.)
She also ate dinner with the residents and liked the food, and today she has a hair appointment in the community salon. Wonder of wonders, we all got a sincere "thank you" as we said goodbye last night. I've got my fingers and toes crossed and my plea into heaven that this transition will go smoothly and be a good one for her. It has all the right elements, but she has to supply the cooperation.
Today there is some shopping to be done for things we hadn't thought of, and the second phone to hook up, and a few more loose ends to tie. Then, probably after Christmas, we can start on getting her house ready to sell.
Anyway, so far, so good. Thanks for the prayers!