We’ve downsized 3 times & it is not easy-
Oftentimes it has made me ever so queasy!
We began with our dream house down by the lake-
It was the frosting on our life, like a special cake!
That house held so many memories of times gone by-
With our children, the boat & fishing we did try!
Then came the grandchildren, how exciting that was-
Experiencing life through them – much happiness they did cause!
The cold & shoveling snow kind of did us in-
Our steep, snowy driveway was a challenge we did not win!
So we sorted & gave away truck loads of our “stuff”-
It tore at my heartstrings – we were gone in a puff!
We headed south to Texas to be near family again-
Missing family & friends in Indy, now new friends we would win.
Seven years later my spouse wanted to call Miami home-
So we started to get rid of more “stuff” so we could roam!
However I got sick & could not go on-
Now looking after my mate, my energy was gone!
Together our 4 kids decided that close to family we should stay-
Our daughters found a condo close by & yes we did pray.
Pray that this was the right thing to do-
So we did another major downsizing, causing me to stew!
This time tears came flowing as I selected & decided-
So many memories were in my mind that they truly collided!
My spouse was no longer a part of this decision making-
His ability to make decisions – his disease was now overtaking.
We still went to the Key for 6 months- his favorite place for hiding-
However it wasn’t long before he did not know where he was residing.
Now it is time to get rid of another abode-
Our condo in Florida is soon to be sold.
Our daughter & I went through our “stuff” once again-
This time most of it we gave away – mostly on a whim!
Now we live in one place and we have one car-
It is less responsibility & I relish that by far!
Memories flood back of past houses & cherished they will be-
I thank our Lord for leading us to a life that is now more free!