Sign on the dotted line... I met my sisters at Mom's house this morning and we signed legal papers; one set to give me power of attorney, another to make Rachel health care proxy, and a third to add all three of us to the deed to Mom's house. This bit of business had been weighing on my mind since soon after the holidays and I am glad to see the task accomplished. I'm sure it could save us all a lot of grief later on. I promised my dad that we would take care of Mom and want to see that we are able to accomplish the job.
One of the benefits of going to see Mom is getting to see my little grandson at the same time. He thinks having visitors is fun and likes the attention from us as well as we like it from him. He runs around the house, shows us his toys, points and grunts, and steps gingerly over his great grandma's oxygen hose as he goes along. He will be very good at jump rope one day as he is getting lots of practice.
Rachel did not stick around very long after the papers were signed as she had things to do. Priscilla and I visited with Mom for a bit while the girls chatted and Emma played with the Playmobil dolls and furniture. (Bella stayed home with her daddy today.) We decided to take the girls out to Moe's and get some lunch. Hannah and I shared a burrito while Emma had a quesadilla.
I returned home at about 1:30 pm, just in time to wash the dishes and run the vacuum cleaner before the realtor arrived at the house. We have decided to list our house for sale and see where the Lord will take us. Yes, we signed the papers... scary and not scary at the same time. It is not a snap decision but one we have agonized over and prayed about for many months. God does not speak in a loud, audible voice, so we must trust Him to work out the details as we go, to guide our steps, and light the way. I am not an adventurous person by nature. I like to know what is happening from day to day so this will be an exercise in faith for me. (Sure, go a head and pray that I can relax and enjoy the ride...)