Gosh these weeks are flying by! I keep hoping things will slow down and I will have time for writing on here and visiting with you.
Lot's has happened since we last chatted. The election was held and it only sent me into deeper depression even though I figured it would turn out the way it did.
Most people in Texas would have preferred the end of Obama years but not to be.
Now enough of depressing news that I can not change. I have good news tonight to share with you. Just hope I don't jinx myself for putting it out in the universe but I have a buyer for my home. A young man with four young children has made me an offer and I accepted.
Just before he made me the offer I knew in my heart that he was fixing to and a flood of memories took over and the tears began to fall. This was totally unexpected and truthfully embarrassing.
He had brought three men with him from a Realtor Company, his mother and a friend so tears flowing in front of all these strangers was very uncomfortable and quite surprising.
The day before I showed the home to him, his children and mother. The kids ran through the house telling him how much they liked it and were picking out their rooms. Turns out they had been looking at several homes but my house was the first one that they all agreed upon.
They have been through a lot this past year I found out from his mother that his wife died in July. Sad to think of him raising those children by himself.
He ask to meet me the next day and when I arrived I was disappointed when I saw the group of people with him because I figured they would talk him out of the house but on the contrary they told him he was getting a steal. I knew then that he was probably going to make me an offer and that's when I pictured me and my kids running around in the backyard playing.
Then when the young man gave me an offer and I accepted he started crying. Oh man what an experience. Never thought selling my home would be like this.
I know it's silly of me to cry most of the weekend thinking of selling my home especially after praying for a buyer. Makes me wonder if I really have lost it. lol
Like my son told me my memories are in my heart and I will always have them.It does help knowing that someone as nice as this family will be buying it and making their own memories.
In the picture above taken many years ago are myself and my three kids Chad, Clint and Christi.
I think we were visiting my brothers home in Deer Park when this was taken but not sure what year.
Look at how skinny I was here and how dark my hair was many moons ago. lol
Don't the years fly by fast?
Thank you for all the great comments you left me about wanting to help our neighbors on the East Coast. My heart still breaks every time I think of them. Just tonight I was watching 60 minutes and the tears flowed. I don't know what is up with me and all these tears.
You were right about donating now to the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. I don't know what I was thinking that I could just load trucks of stuff and take it to them because like some of you mentioned a lot of them have to rebuild first. I have not given up though on raising money. Every little bit does help so we just have to send what we can.
Tomorrow I am taking the morning off and volunteering at my favorite place near here Festival Hill. Every year the foundation mails out thousands of Christmas cards and I usually try to save a day or two to help them with the stuffing of envelopes.
Sending you much love and good wishes for a wonderful week. I do love and miss you.