How does a #familyof5
just one day turn into a #familyof6
when no one adopted or had a baby...and even though our pets are part of our family, I’m not counting them in this equation.
I’ll never forget the day we were happily vacationing and got the call from mother’s neighbor that her blinds were still drawn at 5:00pm and her car hadn’t moved all day. I was several states away and helpless. Luckily my brother found her but she was still in her pajamas and had been lying on the floor unconscious since early morning.
That’s how it happens... just like that...we moved her in straight from the hospital. Not happening again, not on my watch!
Would she rather be home? Yes! Would we rather her be home? Yes!
In these past three years our lives have changed dramatically. Rarely do we go out to eat just the 5 of us, rarely does this #freespirit
take impromptu day trips to see friends or to the beach. I have a mother who lives here and has to be considered before each move I make. My free spirit feels trapped most days!
I love her so but I miss my little family! My kids tell me I’m not the same, I’m not quite the happy go lucky mom I used to be...relationships are strained by this move. My husband is a saint...Imagine your mother in law with you all the time!
will hopefully bring a sense of normalcy back to our household. She has her space, we have ours. The only thing that would be better is if this #sheshed
had wheels and this free spirit could hook it up to her suburban and continue on with her sense of adventure! Still haven’t found an answer to that one but answers don’t always come at once!
#tinyhouselove #tinyhomes #littlehouses #shesheds #independentliving