Posts in Legacy of Love
How We Leave Not What We Leave Matters

It's official. Our home has  been sold, and that sign we have envisioned with letters S-O-L-D out in front  is about to reflect those very letters. This was our dream home.We built it more than eight  years ago, after leaving a smaller initial home  that we built 13 years ago.

That first home was the home of our new marriage. My soul sister and I blended our lives  with my husband as a new "trio". Then we welcomed my parents to live full time with us. It was also the place we said goodbye to my lahsa-poo of 14 years, Hector Flynn (Hecky) and both of my husband's dogs, Dodger and Jiggles. It was a wonderful space that provided a new home for us in a new state.

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Today I Should be Happy

This is a time for living each day to the fullest.I am aware of that and yet , in years gone by, a time for closing a home , "should" be a happy one. At least in the past, that was my experience. Of course I do not believe in using the word "should" so even as I write these thoughts, I want to change them.Nonetheless, "closings" were always filled with a sense of starting again, and for this baby boomer, that hope carried me forward. But today was different. I sold a home without fanfare.This sale challenged  the wind in my sails  as I came to realize that for the first time in my life, my investment in real estate was not the investment I had hoped for.

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Were Not Our Hearts Burning:Living Our Legacy

We are  coming to the last month of staying in this home. After 8 years of being here in the "dream home" we built,we feel the attachment to this place quite keenly. Many memories were created here and this was the last home where my dad lived before making his transition. So for me moving on from here  is  especially poignant .

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