The very instant you come into this world, begin your journey to death...no way around it. Beginning life and ending your life are the only two things guaranteed.
The rest is filler.
It was like starting over.
We've been living in Orlando for five months now. Tim is doing great, I faltered but recovered.
Lucky for me, Massey stayed and helped me survive our change...and my change in life... aka menopause.
I was nervous about going back home to Georgia this past week. It's taken me five months to just get used to living here.
The minute Tim and I turned into our old subdivision, he asked me how it felt to be home?
My eyes welled up with tears. I simply couldn't stop them from falling.
I told him it made me feel homesick.
It was our home for over twenty years. All three of our kids were raised there. Two decades of our lives and memories were inside those four walls.
Sometimes you have to turn the page and move on with your story. Actually you have to move on.
I felt completion after this last visit back home.
I cleaned out our old garage and went through box and box after box.
I packed up so many memories to bring back to our new home.
I have every single thing our own parents saved from when I was young.
My brother and sister know the "Busch Box" all too well.
It's been in our family since the early to mid fifties and hold every memory ever caught on camera. Our parents never drank...it was a sin back then but we also had an Uncle Ernie who thought it was a sin not to drink. Hence, the (his) Busch Box.
I also brought back every Sunday School lesson or talk my Diddy ever gave at church or the Nursing Home where volunteered his amazing self once a week. He had saved every single one, handwritten.
Memories will never be better than these, or better than him.
I'm a simple girl from a simple upbringing.
I was raised and taught to simply be a good person and run with the rest of life like there is no tomorrow.
Lucky for me, my yesterday came from two awesome peeps.
Simple beats complicated every time.
Luckiest gal ever...COTTON