Transitions and New Domicile

We made it: Three siblings and their supporting spouses. A few grandchildren via mailed cookies, trucks, muscles, and organization. The patient and wearying (grand)parents. A seven hour journey. 300+ miles. Four cars and a U-haul truck.

Done. Thanks be to God. New home. New center of the hive. New appreciation for family. New transitions all around. New good-byes. Good night. Rest. Eternal Grace. Lyrics and listening…

“Watch, O Lord, with those who wake,
or watch or weep tonight,
and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Jesus Christ;
rest your weary ones;
bless your dying ones;
soothe your suffering ones;
pity your afflicted ones;
shield your joyous ones;
and all for your love’s sake. Amen.”


  1. Once again, serving our parents together also served to bring us siblings closer together. (Which, now that I think about it, is a concept with some spiritual significance.)