I don't know where the time has gone. I remember my birthday post from 2012 distinctly. I've always heard that the older you get, the faster time passes. I so wish it would slow down. I need to breathe.
Mom, Daddy, and I left Danville, Virginia last Sunday headed for Ohio. It was a painful departure. They built their home and moved into it three weeks before my birth. Plus, they've lived in Danville most of their lives. Leaving was very very tough.
They have spent every night since arriving in Ohio in their new home and have made great progress unpacking. Their furniture fits the space perfectly and looks so attractive. They really weeded out their belongings - donated a great deal, gave away a lot, sold a ton - but still probably will not have places for all that has come / is yet to come. That's OK. There's always Craigslist and Goodwill.
It's wonderful having Mom and Daddy here! They live about 13 miles from me and less than 20 minutes. I think they're very brave taking this step to a new future in a new location at their ages. I look forward to doing things with them and seeing them often. I hope they settle in and enjoy everything the area has to offer. Having them nearby means so much more to me than I can express in words.
A special gift for my birthday ---- SNOW! It started sleeting this morning and decorated everything with a layer of ice pretty quickly. Then, the snow started falling around lunchtime. It's still coming down! The prediction is for 6-8 inches. This will be what I call a "serious snow" - a snowfall that covers the grass entirely! Yippeeee!