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Sunday, July 31, 2016

We sold our home after purchasing a beautiful double wide trailer in Texas last winter, so now we will become winter Texans. It was a huge challenge emptying out 30+ years of accumulation in the house to sell it. Once we made up our mind to sell the house it was actually easy to get rid of the accumulation and just to keep a few of our items as our Texas residence is totally furnished and our lake home is also furnished. We were able to sell our house without a realtor and actually got more than the realtor would have listed it at! Now we are living at our lake home and plan on being there next spring through fall.
Our daughter is doing very well. She moved into an apartment last April with her boyfriend (perfect timing for some furniture and kitchen items from our house)! She has a good job taking care of developmentally disabled adults in a residential setting. She likes her job and recently received an excellent performance review! She is maturing and making very good choices in her life. We are very happy for her! She calls us frequently and always ends each call with "I love you"! We feel blessed to have her in our lives. We are hoping to have her and her boyfriend to fly to Texas next winter to visit us as her Christmas gift from us.
Her brother is totally out of our lives per his wishes. He maintains that we were awful parents and that we are "dead to him". He doesn't want either of us to contact him either by phone or text. I have heard that he has a decent factory job. People tell us that "perhaps someday he will change his attitude towards us". I tell them that he was an extremely stubborn youth and never changed his mind on anything and I highly doubt that he will change how he feels about us. Oh well, both his Father and I know that we have gone above and beyond what almost any parent would do for their adult child. I have no regrets about how he was raised. It is truly too bad for him if he remains thinking of us as he currently does.
We take pleasure in our health, friends, relatives, flowers, retirement, volunteerism and many other things!
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    I'm sorry that your son feels the way he does. I can't even imagine what it must be like for you. It sounds like your daughter is a great comfort to you. It is amazing how much stuff we all accumulate.When I moved in 2012 I donated/threw away 1/3 of everything in the house, put another 1/3 in storage and brought the final third with me. I don't even remember what is in storage now, and I certainly haven't missed the 2/3 of everything I used to have.
    1244 days ago
    Enjoy your life - you have worked hard to get where you are. Surround yourself with positivity and the people you love. You've raised your family the best that you could. You can only hope for the best for your son in whatever he chooses to do with his life. It's his loss. People who know you will understand. You are a good person. Keep doing what you are doing. Be happy. hugs
    1303 days ago
    So glad you have a good relationship with your daughter, and that even though your son's attitude must give you pain, you can have peace about what you did for him. I pray that he will come to understand you better. It will be so much more positive for him.
    1305 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing
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