It’s actually best to put on some heart pounding music and just do the limbo!
At least that’s the advice I gave my Mom this morning.
That might sound crazy considering my Mom is a Septuagenarian but she took my suggestion and made it her own.
Last month my Mom sold her house, the house she and my Dad purchased in 1969 when I was about 2 weeks old. As emotional as it is for our family and many friends to say goodbye to this house, it’s the right thing to do. We know that the new owner has other plans for the property. The house will be torn down and a new modern home built in its place.
My Mom and I had a discussion just the other day about how this was making both of us feel. We both agreed that kids weren’t coming over after school anymore, Dad wasn’t going to magically re-appear and the days of hosting epic basement parties with my brother were long gone.
This might sound depressing but it really isn’t. You see, when my Mom and I are together we talk about all of the good times and we have deep conversations about my Dad. We do this because it’s not the house or any of the physical stuff, it’s the memories and the people who created them. That’s what’s most important.
My Mom’s closing date is in a couple of months. That’s the time we have to find her a “deeeeeeluxe apartment in the sky”. When I spoke with my Mom this morning she was on-line scouring MLS listings and feeling quite nervous about what the availability was out there and some of the astronomical prices for a nice condo.
You see, my Mom is a strong independent woman but she did go from living with her parents to marrying my Dad. This is all new for her.
My brother has moved three times and I know from moving homes a couple of times and purchasing the glamjulz studio in 2011 that the right place and the perfect price always present themself. My Mom has always taught me to have faith and today it felt so good to be able to do that for her.
You know what she’s doing right now? Listening to her favourite tenor, Jonas Kaufmann and imagining her beautiful condo with a breathtaking view of Lake Ontario.
Mom, you’re movin’ on up!
This week we talked about being optimistic on social media. What makes you optimistic?