In a previous post, I mentioned two family “issues” which I should have called “situations”.
The first was a good one, resulting in a closer relationship with my husband, a Wonderful Man (WM).
The second one is painful… heart-breakingly so – well, at least for WM and I.
DD and SIL have decided to move 585km (365 miles) away to a small town on the NSW mid-north coast.
SIL has quit his job in Sydney because of high stress levels. He has accepted a job working in his family business as an office administrator and part-time receptionist.
They will rent in their new town and will put their current home on the rental market so that they will always have a foothold in the Sydney real estate market. They are currently packing and will be gone before the end of March.
This news is sudden and, although not entirely unexpected, leaves WM and I bereft. DD is our only child and her sons -- the joy of our lives -- are our only grandchildren.
We cannot follow; WM has a job here and at his age, finding another is unlikely.
If you are a praying person, we would appreciate your prayers, especially for DD who has always been close (physically and emotionally) to her parents.
In preparation for the move, we have been child-minding and/or helping them to get their house ready for the rental market. We are both sad and tired. Is it any wonder I haven’t been crafting or blogging?
And if you're wondering how I cope, I lose myself in the alternate reality of reading fiction!