Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To Never Return Home

Five years ago this next week my in-laws left their home to never return. 

They didn't have the chance to pack their bags. They didn't even have an opportunity to plan what would happen to what they left behind. 

At the time, I thought what a cruel way to enter the last stage of your life here on this Earth. But as cruel and as painful as their circumstance may have been, it happened. Just as it happens to many of the world's elderly. One of the two is injured or ill, and the other goes along to the care facility because they can not live alone.

My father-in-law was not the injured or ill spouse. But he passed from this Earth in February 2010. 

He never went home again. 

He celebrated his last and 93rd birthday at his home on November 11, 2009.

Happy Birthday, Pa.


7 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- that is so sad, I can remember when we moved my mother from her house-(into our home)-thinking- "she will never go home again". It is a sad realization when that happens. I am sorry about your FIL- Happy Birthday, Pa-----xo Diana

Delores said...

Sad things to remember.

Paulette said...

A love story, possessions are not what is important it's a relationship. They were together, thanks for sharing this story.

Mrs. Micawber said...

Bless you on this day of double remembrance.

Janie Junebug said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It has been a number of years since my parents died, and I still miss them.

Love,
Janie

Trudie said...

Much love to you as you remember him.

Astri Bowlin said...

Brought tears to my eyes. I suppose most of us will likely have to prepare for this day. I miss my dad, he was lucky to be at home under my mother's care until his departure, she was 14 years younger but it was still hard on her.