Monday, January 11, 2016

Welcome to our "Homestead On Mount Hope"


And so it is true - we arrived safely here in Western New York to our new Homestead in Hemlock Hills Park -


It was a very long drive especially since we went through a huge snow/ice storm which added almost thee hours to our trip.  I believe 'Jesus' took the wheel and guided us safely through.  Our home is lovely - in a small quaint wooded community.

The pine trees all around us are huge. And the mountains are gorgeous.  The view is breathtaking.

I have certainly been challenged to find a new rhythm in our new home.  Every turn and corner, hallway and function requires my/our careful attention and plan for safety, ease and confidence.  At first I felt I would not be able to navigate with any feeling of certainty - as time has passed I am finding my rhythm and comfort.  We have made adjustments and rearranged the layout for easier and safer movement about.  It is difficult to move to a new home and even more so when one has to consider the safety needs of living with a disability such as MS.

Come on in and take a look around - set a spell - k?

 

Our living room and kitchen




Great kitchen - love the shadow boxes - great space for our herbs and spices





The relaxing reading-music-computer room.  I so enjoy this room


Our cozy lovely bedroom


The extra bedroom for family and friends to visit. Nice, huh?


And so we are here - I have yet to venture out due to the weather and my own weakness from the major transition and energy needed to gain my balance and rhythm, strength and confidence.  I am working on it. I am getting ready!! I do miss my/our life in Connecticut.  I m honoring that loss as I embrace our new life and adventures.  Skipp and I are thrilled to be together here, any where - we are blessed by such love.

Being back in close touch with my eldest daughter Kristie is a gift beyond words. And her children are beautiful.  I have missed them for a long time - but not any more.  And so it goes - life that is - each day a challenge and a blessing - laughter and tears - fear and hope - joy and sadness - wonder - hope - faith - and above all else LOVE

15 comments:

Jackie said...

Gail....I couldn't be happier for you and Skipp.
What a beautiful area of western NY!
I love your new home, and I am beyond happy that you are re-united with your family.
Continued blessings and happiness for all of you.
Love,
Jackie

Gail said...

Hi Jackie - so glad you stopped in for a visit. Thank you for all your love and well-wishes.
Love Gail
peace.....

Wendy said...

What a beautiful home! I'm so glad this move is proving to be a blessing to you. Moving is very difficult, tiring, and overwhelming! However it seems as if this is well worth it . Just the miracle of being reunited with your daughter proves it and brings tears to my eyes.

Hugs, my new friend.

Andy said...

It looks really lovely, Gail. I hope you will be very happy there.

Gail said...

Hi Andy - I am s happy you visited me at the Homestead. Yiu can come and stay in the other bedroom any time. :-)
Love Gail
peace......

Gail said...

Hi Wendy and welcome. So nice of you to stop and share in this loving adventure in my life. And yes, the miracle of being close to my daughter is such a gift., <3
Love Gail
peace.....

Amanda said...

Your home looks so wonderful and warm ... and I'm glad you got to put your touch on it! I'm so thrilled that you're so close to your daughter now, and cannot wait to see that relationship strengthen and grow. Sending you much love and wishing you a wonderful winter in your new Homestead.

If you wouldn't mind, could I have the address to your new home?

Take good care,
Amanda

Gail said...

Hi Amanda - so good to have you visit and share in this adventure with me. :-) I will put my address in a pvt msg on facebook to you.
Love Gail
peace.....

Margie said...

Dear Gail
Enjoy every moment in your new home, may you always be blessed!

Love from
Margie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

My what a pretty home and so clean! I know moving is exhausting but hope you get settled in......with your daughter and gkids! You are right to be thankful for what you and skipp have

Gail said...

Hi Kim - so good to see you here :-) And my husband is the 'cleaner' - he is amazing. We are settling in - each day is more natural - has a flow I can manage
Love Gail
peace......

Gail said...

Hi Margie -\
I am glad you visited - hugs to you and your guy and Jake too
Love Gail
peace...

Webster said...

I loved your new home! Just don't burn yourself when reaching for a spice when you're cooking -- lOl. glad that your husband is the cleaner, because that is always a big job.

Webster said...

You don't have to print this, but I think I joined, but my avatar is still hovering above the rest.Time will tell.

Gail said...

Hi Webster - I am O glad you came by and that we are connected - :-) and ya know, I thought f the open flame on the stove too - need to remember it is a gas stove and not electric!!
Love Gail
peace.....