Thursday, August 16, 2012

The final days

We have been trying to lighten Steph's load with this move to Ohio by helping a little where needed.  We went out to her house yesterday after work for Mike to paint the heat/air registers in the house.  They have spruced up the house to sell and it's looking amazing.  Fresh paint on the walls and a little tweaking here and there really makes the difference.  Our nephew, Ben, is an amazing handy man, or should I say, miracle worker when it comes to ANYTHING needing fixed.  He was truly blessed with a great talent.  He has really been there for Steph & Jeff during this time.  He stepped in and took charge and did what had to be done, without complaint.  THANK YOU BEN! 
While we were at Steph's, we watched the "Grands" while she went down the street to the Nail salon to get her nails done and toenails painted for an upcoming wedding she is in this weekend.  She has been so busy with packing, she is trying to fit everything in when she can.  I took the "Grands" to the backyard and we played a game called "Freeze".  I tell them to run around and when I say "Freeze" they freeze their body into an animal and I have to guess what animal they are.  They love this game.  As we were playing, I had a wave come over me that this will probably be the last time I run and play with my 4 grandkids in their first backyard.  We had 11 years of good times in that yard, playing "Freeze".  We played until their mommy got home.  Ivy was sad to stop playing.  The next time we play it, we will be in their North Canton, Ohio yard on Angel Dr.  I can't wait! 
My mom and I are planning a trip over Labor Day weekend to see their new house.  Noah keeps bringing that up....and is anxious for me to see where their new life will be. 
The "Grands" will be staying with us this Friday night and Saturday while Steph and Jeff go to Chicago for the wedding Steph is standing up in.  This will be our last time being together before they make the big move on Monday.  I got lots of goodies and things planned with their cousins so we will have a fun time.  It might be the final chapter on Cub Run in Valparaiso Indiana, but it's a new chapter starting Aug. 20, on Angel Dr. in Canton Ohio....Bittersweet!

5 comments:

E said...

Prayin for you. Moves arebittersweet!!!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

I got tears reading your last three blog posts just now. We may be in this situation soon where we are packing up and moving 40 hours (gosh that sounds so long) away from my parents...if all goes well on this third interview. It really is so bittersweet. Big ((HUGS)) Rhonda. I am thinking of you. Excited for Steph's new journey!

Stephanie Precourt said...

Thank goodness for great memories and I know we'll make many more! Thank you for everything, Mom!

Steph

Mimi's Toes said...

You are very welcome, special daughter of mine! And yes, there are lots of memories to be made in our future...

Bacardi Mama said...

My heart is breaking for you, my sweet friend. I know how close you are to Steph and the kids and I know if it was me, I'd be a basket case. How about if maybe we meet for the market and lunch on the 25th? Maybe Mary could come and meet us too. Let me know what you think. Maybe we could even get a walk in there too. ((hugs))