Thursday, April 4, 2013

unfurled wings...

She unfurls her wings.  She speaks her mind.
She is a beautiful parcel of boldness and grace,
 all wrapped up together...
The more of her own light she allows to shine,
the more others shine too.

I want to be her...

I am back home safe and sound.  I flew down to Sanibel to help my mother pack up and sell her home of thirty years. Mom knew it was time to let the home go...her age is slowing creeping up on her.  

Thankfully, our last day there was just picture perfect.  I was able to take her to visit all of her favorite places on the island.  One last good bye...Ding Darling, Captiva, Algiers beach, the lighthouse, Grandma Dots, Pinnochio's, her friends... We soaked up all the beauty the island had to offer...hoping that the memories would stay with us forever.
  As we sat at the closing, the tears were flowing.  Then it was  time for the very difficult drive back up to Chicagoland...5 days!  We encountered a bad accident that had the road closed for two hours, terrible rains and to top it off a late spring snowstorm that stranded us in Indianapolis for an extra day.  It was if the island just did not want to let us go.  
Now are bags are unpacked and we are well rested...just in time for Kim Klassen's new lesson today... a storyboard and alittle haze...too fun!
As much as i hated to leave the home is here and it feels sooo good!

Until next time...



  1. Such a wonderful post...So glad you could be there for you Mom and this big transaction time....and so glad you both together and "home".

  2. Great post, and I am happy you're home again. You did a very beautiful storyboard.

  3. Glad you made it back safe and sound. Partings from homes and favorite places is always so hard.

  4. Glad you are back safe and sound such a bittersweet journey for you both....Love your board...

  5. I love your color board, so beautiful !
    Glad you could be there for your mother ...
    Nice weekend,

  6. Your photograph is beautiful and tells the story of new beginnings for your mother and your family.

  7. This is a hard time. You know you are doing the right thing, but you almost feel like you are betraying your mother. Lovely color board.

  8. Love the color story board. Wouldn't these be such beautiful colors to decorate a relaxing room.

  9. Glad to read that you eventually made it home safe and sound. Love the photo and how you added the colors underneath!

  10. What a beautiful picture and thanks for adding the color board......

    I know packing up and bringing your Mom back was hard for both of you but I hope all the wonderful memories you both have will help with the change when you are ready to pull them out one by one and look at them......

  11. What a hard thing to do... sometimes when we close one door, the next one we open is a blessing.. I received one of your postcards from the card swap, I took your challenge and was successful. I try to live my life everyday with a heart full of gratitude for the many blessings I've been given by the Lord...


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