Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Bitter Sweet Good Bye



Many of you know my Dad passed in December of 2013.  Days after Dad’s passing Mom became real sick and ended up in the hospital to have major surgery.  After the surgery, Mom never really got better and took a downward spiral; she passed away in August of 2015.

Most of you have been with me through my rough journey. The last 4 ½ months I’ve spent weekends, and some week days, traveling back and forth to Texas, to work on cleaning, repainting, repairing and rebuilding areas within my parents’ house in order to sell it.  My sister and I, with the help of my wonderful husband, Bulldog Man, finished working at my parents’ house last weekend, and handed the keys over to a Real Estate agent.  

Our Real Estate Agent put the house up on the MLS, and sold the house in less than 1 ½ days.    We received multiple offers on the house, and both my sister and I agreed to one of the offers.  Papers were signed, and now we wait for the closing date.

It’s bitter sweet to say good bye to a house we all loved for 9 years; my parents’ home, where they retired in Weatherford, Texas. 

This house will bring many memories for the new family moving in.
God Bless and Good Bye House!



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30 comments:

  1. Gratz on getting it finished and old quickly even though it was a mixed blessing.

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    1. PP,

      Thank you dear friend!!!
      All done, and sold....closing the 2nd week of March.

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  2. PP,

    Thanks My Friend! It's time to let the home go but not the memories.

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  3. You did so much work and spent so much time getting your mom and dad's house ready to be put on the market. I know it was a hard time for you, both physically and emotionally, but probably allowed you to process the loss of both your parents. Yes, the house is now gone, but the memories will stay with you always. It's the end of a period of your life, but one nearly all of us have to face. Hugs, Sandy.

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    1. Mama Pea,

      So true sweet friend. It's part of the life's cycle. Thank you,
      Sandy

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  4. Sweet Sandy - we loooooooved the message you left on our blog! we really hope that the house goes to the couple you mentioned so that many more years of memories will happen for that new family.

    you have been through the ringer, 2nd Angel, but you never showed signs of how tiring it was, how much work it was, how hard it was - nope - you were just positive, Sweet Sandy through the whole thing. you make your parents, your family and all of your friends proud!

    we are sending you much love, as always! your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney
    xoxoxox

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      Long story with a strange ending, I will write you an e-mail about it. Yes, I have been through the ringer....and my sister and I are really feeling it now. I just keep telling myself our parents are in a better place since they both were sick. We feel your love, thank you.
      Hugs and love to you and Jam.

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  5. Aww, hang in there sweet lady. You will have the memories, always, no one can ever sell those and you can't give them away or have them taken. What a great thing that it sold so quickly, I predict you will see a butterfly or two very soon..

    Much love and hugs to you and the family!

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    1. 1st Man,

      I'm hanging........:-)
      Yes, all kinds of memories that will remain with my sister and I. It's still a little cold here. I'm sure a butterfly will be around as soon as the temperatures start warm :-)
      Hugs and love to you and 2nd Man.

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  6. Congratulations on the quick sell. You & yours put so much effort to make it well worth it.

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    1. DFW,

      Thank you! We wanted to make sure the next family would appreciate this home built from love.

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  7. Anyone who buys a house that has been so filled with love will be very lucky. I know it's been a difficult time for you all - bless your hearts.

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    1. Susan,

      Amen Sister!!! We have taken plenty of pictures of the house for memories. Right now it's very difficult. I'm sure as time passes it will be easier. Thank you for your kind words.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  8. Congrats on the sale, and may God bless you.

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    1. Rev. Paul,

      Thank you dear friend. The God Lord is helping my family get through this.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  9. That's amazingly quick, wow. It must have been some house to receive so many offers so quickly. I hope it brings some closure, Sandy. You deserve a rest.

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    1. Leigh,

      It was very quick. The house was beautiful, with property, and gorgeous sunsets. It will bring a little closure. We've taken pictures of the house for memories.

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  10. I am deeply sorry for your loss. It's never easy to let go but it was time for them to go to God.

    Congratulations. With lots of hard work, you have achieved your goals. Your parents would be very proud.

    Now maybe you can rest a little before garden time!

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    1. Gail,

      Thank you dear friend. We've lifted them up to do the work for the good Lord.

      It was a lot of work, and now the house goes to another family to enjoy and make memories.

      Can't wait to get out into the garden and start planting vegetable seeds :-)
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  11. I am so glad it sold quickly. I hope the closing goes well.

    Once we sold Mom and Dad's house, I never wanted to see it again and have only driven down the street one time. It brings back too many memories and I tend to cry. I feel the same looking at old photos. I know I am strange but so be it!

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    1. Glenda,
      Thank you, I hope it goes well too!!!!
      You're not strange at all. It's hard to loose parents, and leave a home. We have to remember they're doing work for the good Lord now.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  12. Bless you .. and the closing of this chapter. Congrats to the new owners!

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    1. Mrs. Mac,

      Thank you....yes we've closed a big chapter of our lives. Now were starting a new one.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  13. We think of you often, Sandy. Your parents were fortunate to have you. (And we are all fortunate to have you, too!) Jim and Kathi

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    1. Kathi,

      Thank you sweet friends. As I'm fortunate to have both you and Jim as friends.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  14. Another Chapter down...Beginning of a new one is so bitter sweet! Blessings my friend!

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    1. M.E.,

      Yes, another chapter closed; and a new one begins.
      Thank you :-)
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  15. Girlie,
    sorry this reply is late, we just got internet back here.

    It is sad and good all in one... I know how hard it is, we did the same thing with my mother in laws home, and now looking at removing my father in laws trailer.. All I can say is ya wanna talk , you know where to find me... while your happy, it also sucks..
    It will get better

    Love you guys!

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    1. JUGM,

      No worries, I've been delayed responding to comments and creating posts.

      Yes, it is sad and good at the same time. One door closes and another opens. Our families have gone through the same thing, I appreciate your friendship. Oh yes, I know where to find you.....and will continue to call :) In time things will calm down and get better.
      Love to you all.
      Sandy

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  16. Sandy, I'm so sorry, I didn't realize. Please accept my sympathy for your loss. I had my own wonderful mom for 94 years, I was so lucky. "The House That Built Me"... I can hardly stand to drive by mine, it looks so sad now.

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