As you might have read earlier my parents have relocated to a independent living community and they have downsized. This weekend is their estate sale where they are selling loads of household items. I have already claimed many items I want to keep. It’s weird going into the house where they lived to see it looking more like a store than a home. A house is a house but it takes a family and yes their stuff to make it a home.
It’s been an emotional few weeks leading up to this. I am glad they are in a place that will help care for them and be there in case of emergencies. However its a recognition of their mortality and in some way my own too.
Life moves forward, people age, we all will face something like this soon. I am going to remember my family as they were with the full knowledge they and myself are not the same.