The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Thursday, September 16, 2010

From Sugar Hill to The Chesapeake

My brave Grandparent's after they said goodbye to their home of 40 or so years. A home that my Grandpa built. A home in an area rich with family history. In the picture below - they are waiting at my sister, Amanda's home while their daugheter's and son get their new apartment moved in. (I brought some good ole peanuts for comfort food:))

picture of Grandad sitting in one of his spots at sugar hill house

The Sugar Hill front The Chesapeake
Momma Nancy dropped her parents off at Amanda's and went to drop the first loads at their new home
Aunt Cindy arriving later - she caught a ride in elevator with some of the movers
view from their balcony
Their new family area and kitchen
Aunt Cindy arriving
Uncle Bob bringing a load
Uncle Rich and Aunt Carol trying to figure out where to put some stuff

Momma Nancy unpacking
Pops doing his part:)
The lovely Mathew kids (such sweet big sisters!!) :)
taking a break with the ladies before we pick up and bring over the new home owners

Back at Amanda's house....Grandma and pa are having a delicious meal!! Tuna melts for lunch and then beef tips and rice for dinner!! Amanda was definitely the hostest with the mostest!!
Grandpa and I

Aunt Carol and mom stopping by to check on things..and take more stuff over
Sometime around dinner....Amanda gets the green light to bring the Grandparents over to their new home....From the van we are pulling up....

taking a breather...

Taking the elevator up....

knock knock....
Welcome to your new home (work in progress still..)
yay! what a blessing to share in this experience with family...:) I had a babysitter ALL DAY LONG so it was a nice break too!
Momma Nancy bought some new dishes for the new home
Grandma looking at her new office

Grandpa found his chair (good thing!) couldn't find the remote (bad thing!) :) ...the fellows doing what they do best while the ladies continue to work non stop ....haha j/k
putting bathroom stuff away
Home sweet home...made it in time for Jeapardy

Grandma's new spot to wave good-bye...
Though it was a sad day, it was also a blessed day spending time with family and comforting to know my Grandparents are in a place they will be better taken care of.
Praying that Grandma and Grandpa's time at the Chesapeake will be filled with the presence of God. They know this is their last home until God takes them to their real HOME in Heaven. Each day is a gift and there is purpose in it no matter how young or old. Don't waste your life chasing after the wind, but surrender to the God who formed and loves you.
Jeremiah 29:11-13
"May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord's face shine upon you and be gracious to you. My the Lord lift His countenance on you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-25

1 comment:

Elsie Hall said...

beautifully written, Priscilla!