One step closer
Thursday, May 14, 2020
This is my parent's house.
My brother's and I have been working hard to get it ready to sell. And today it was listed. So many feelings rushing around inside of me. Happy that it is listed, sad to let go of the last remaining concrete vestige of what was "family" before my parents passed away.
Part of this is delayed grief kicking in. My mom passed a away 16 years ago and my dad passed away 5 years ago. For various reasons, we have not been able to dispose of belongs or property until now, so we are doing the work and experiencing the grief that we might have done when my dad died. While we had the house, we could put off that final good bye.
I know everyone goes down this road at some time and I'll be fine but it's an emotional day. I know it only hurts because of the love we shared at dinners, holidays, birthdays, weddings, babies, and yes, funerals. Thanks mom and dad, for giving us the gift of love and family. While not a concrete object, it will always be with us.