Everyday Courage

15 Nov

At seventy-two, leaving your home of fifty years to move to Mexico. Making the decision to grab the brass ring and being terrified. “What if….”

Courage, that’s my mother-in-law. Meet Alice, the newest Torta.

Exploring the pyramids of Palenque, January 2014.

Exploring the pyramids of Palenque, January 2014.

Alice visited Bacalar almost two years ago for a month and made the decision that yes, she would move to live with us in Mexico. None of us expected a two year wait for the green light.

Putting a life in storage.

Putting a life in storage.

We are here to pack her things, and hold her hand through a scary, emotional process.

A house full of

A house full of “collections”.

Alice is downsizing considerably. The rule is, if it fits in the truck you can take it. She has ten plastic bins. When they’re full, we’re done.

Could YOU do it? I’m not sure I could. She can always move back of course. This next year will be a trial period for all of us. An exciting year for sure.


6 Responses to “Everyday Courage”

  1. Tami November 15, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    Sounds exciting and yes a bit scary. I’m not sure I’d have the nerve to do it, but just maybe I would, knowing all the love that’s waiting there. Happy trails!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 November 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

      I do think she feels loved by us. Good to have you with us Tami.


  2. emilievardaman November 15, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    Wow! Good for her! Hope she absolutely loves it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 November 15, 2015 at 8:08 pm #

      She’s doing really well. It’s a big step.


  3. LJones November 16, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    Cool! I am inspired…we may, just, do the same soon. Time will tell (and courage, of course). Best to all three of you !

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 November 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

      The more friends the merrier!


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