This morning I am lost in my blog from the summer of 2006 and the highlights of our retirement trip with the two grandsons in tow. What a contrast! This morning hubby is planning our two hour trip to a grandson's graduation party. Five years ago, this was our trip, not two hours, but almost three months, and this was our destination, not a town just up the highway a bit! Last night we had a cookout to celebrate Father's Day a little early and we grilled hot dogs, while five years ago this was our cookout! Just a little difference there don't you think? I would love to be back in our little campground in Seldovia, where these were the normal daily sights. I love that little town, and would love to try living there for a year. That's not happening as hubby wouldn't go with me, but I can dream can't I?
Then my mind jumps from from five years ago to three years ago. Three years ago today we moved mom from the hospital to her last earthly home, the nursing home, where she died less than a month later. And now she is living in a mansion, prepared for her by our heavenly Father! Speaking of contrasts! Do I miss her? Terribly. Would I wish her back on earth? Not for a minute!