The night before the move. Probably one of the last swims in that pool.
I can't imagine how he felt pulling away from the home that he and my mom lived in for the last 25 years!
I took all the kids to my dad's this week. I normally try to take just a few at a time with me. This was the last time we all spent the night in that house together. We plan to move my dad to a temporary rental until his house sells. It has been a really hard summer for my sister and I going back and forth to stay with him. We know there isn't a choice about him moving, but it is SO sad to not have "grandma's house" to go to anymore! That has been my children's second home. It was especially sad for my older kids that have the best memories of when grandma was healthier and so much fun. When we were driving home today the song "Jerusalem" was playing. We started talking about heaven and how happy we are for grandma but so sad for us. We pondered all of the unknowns about heaven. Does she see us? Does she know what is going on in our lives? Does she even care? :o) She suffered more than anyone I have ever seen, before she died. I would never wish her back the way she was, but we sure do miss her!
Well, the family is home and I am headed to bed!