I hop the train and visit my sister in Bonney Lake, Washington a couple times a year the latest being at Easter this year. Its truly a family affair. She furnishes the Ham and the family brings everything else. This year there was 48 at a sit down dinner.
This is where I knew I was slowly moving along in the healing process. Being with so many people in such a small area has been overwhelming. All those people and rain was forcasted.... But I was bound and determined that with the Lord's help I could do this. He did and I did. The sun came out and people spread out....to the gazebo and the deck. It was a wonderful Easter.
When I go to visit Jan I like to be there over a Tuesday because she hosts a ladies Bible Study at her home with an average of 15 ladies in attendance. They all bring a dish and its a potluck afterwards. No one wants to leave. The are a wonderful group of ladies... Lots of food and laughter.
I'm on a waiting list to move to an apartment in Estacada, Oregon where I lived when I met Joe. It usually takes two years , and this month was one year. I still have many friends there. Everything I would need is with in walking distance or bus. Grocery store, church, library, Farmers Market (just across the street) and about the same distance in a different directions from my sons, but much closer to my daughter.
It will probably be another 6-8 months before I'm back over here again.
Take care and may the Lord bless you more than abundantly