As summer begins to slip away and autumn approaches, I feel a tad nostalgic.
It seems like only yesterday that my daughters looked like this. Sharing wonderful times together. The three of us.
Now my oldest daughter is the mother of three.
and she is sharing those special moments with her children.
My younger daughter is a loving aunt.
Time marches on. My mother recently turned 88 and she is starting to tire more easily.
So today, my sister, my mother, and I had a bit of a family pow wow. We went and ate lunch at one of our favorite restaurants and talked about some changes we need to make.
My mom wants to move into a retirement apartment next summer and I think it is a great idea. She will have all her meals taken care of, there are lots of activities (she is still a very social person), and it will take away a lot of stress for her. My sister and her husband may also move into the same complex, which would be nice for all of them.
As for me, I would like to move on down the road to Atlanta to be near my children and grandchildren.
So there are a lot of things to accomplish over the next year. I have decided to go ahead and get my other knee replaced in the next few months. We will have to sort through all of my mom's possessions and decide what few things she will want to take to her new apartment, what my sisters and brother and myself may want to keep, and what to discard. It is a monumental task.
Yes there are changes in the air. Life is moving forward, and I plan to embrace it.