When Phyllis said she was going to be away for a few days for rest & relaxation, I jokingly said that I was going to take over the blog and tell my side of the story! So here goes!
When Phyllis and Neal were contemplating the offer on their old house, she was worrying about where they could live for a few short months. I offered my extra space in our house. Now, keep in mind that my husband and I have been empty nesters for 10 years. We are those happy empty nesters who have enjoyed seeing our children pursue their dreams and occasionally come home for short visits! So, when Phyllis texted me and said, “Were you serious about us moving in with you?” the first thing I did was call my husband. “Are you ok with them moving in?” I asked. Without pausing he said “Absolutely!”
So, we began the process of cleaning out and setting up a comfortable place for Phyllis and Neal to call home for a while. We wanted them to feel as welcomed as they could because, after all, they were the ones that were going to be out of their “comfort zone” for a while, not us!
I know in the years to come, we will have many fun stories and laughs about this time together! Many of them will probably be documented on this blog! We hope that it will always be remembered as a special time.
When people find out that my sister and her husband are living with us, I tell them immediately that I know she would do the same thing for me! Hospitality does not have to be some grand gesture…it is just sharing what you have with others.
Have any of your siblings moved in with you?