3 hours ago
I’m about to get on a plane heading back home. I want you all to know that I read all of your comments on my post telling you I was going to California to help my mom make her decision on her future. It was very helpful and moving to read that so many of you knew exactly what the issue is and expressed how you went through or are going through the same thing.
I’m thrilled to report that this visit was a very good one and my mom has made her decision to move to Texas. I’ve got a contract in place to put her house on the market, we will be signing papers for her new house as soon as I get home. In 2 weeks Wes will go back and help her finalize a few things and he will load her onto a plane and bring her back to the Ranch where she will stay with Travis until her home is done out here. In 3 weeks Jessica, Laura and myself will fly back to California to tackle the enormous task of packing up her house and assist the movers to load it all up and drive it back to Dallas to store it until her home is ready for it to be brought out and move her into her own place on the Ranch property.
There were lots of tears and of course she’s still worried about everything but she’s 100% moving towards what she’s knows is necessary and she will be happier and safer living near all of us.
I couldn’t be more thrilled and so is my family.
I’ll be home this afternoon Donkey 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
That's wonderful. I had to move too in order to be closer, but not like that. No one wants to give up their independence at all. This is huge for her, there will be adjustments, many weepy moments, but let's hope she has an easy transition into being a Texan since she will be close to all of you.
Awesome news! Now, next piece of advice, don’t be worried when you make this face all.the.time 😳 while cleaning out her house. And be glad you have her here while you clean it out. I found a tiny yellow rooster in with my baby things that was so random and weird, fortunately, I could ask my Mom why. 🤣 Otherwise, I would have just figured she was crazy all the way back then too. 🤣
I'm glad to read the relief in your text. Lots of finagling ahead, no doubt about it. For now, just concentrate on getting home before Kirk has a full fledged revolt on his hands.
SO glad to hear this news Renee. I know your hearts have to be so torn as to how to proceed but sure sounds like you are making your way forward. I am so happy for your Mom that she has made the very hard decision to move to Tx. IF she is an animals person like you & your kids she will love being there--especially near those adorable girls of Jessica's & all the rest of you. This will be a new adventure for & at the Ranch. Yippee---you all always keep us so well up on things. We love to hear it all. Many blessings for you all, I'm just so darn happy for all of you.
Wonderful news!!!!! Welcome to the Ranch to Renee's mom! It is truly a most wonderful place <3
Wonderful news! I sure hope she likes dogs... she has the opportunity to be the ultimate Dog Grand-Mom at your ranch.
It sounds like you’re prepared for bumpy times ahead. Change is hard, and that is magnified x10 for elderly. I hope that your mom might find the opportunity to be near such a full time, hands on mission will also engage her and lift her spirits during the moving upheaval. I’ve read a lot of information about the health benefits for seniors who are actively engaged.
I am so happy that she's decided to come to you and be safe. I know exactly what you're going through and I have been through the huge task of going through the California home and moving it to Texas. Sending you my support! <3
You are one formidable woman and your family is just as formidable!!!
So happy it is working out. It’s not over yet. Stay strong.
So happy to read this. I have been there with my own mother and this journey is long and physically and emotionally draining and it has been my honor to care for my mother as she cared for me. It really is the circle of life. Things always work out the way they should. Welcome to Texas mamma!
Wonderful news! God's miracle!
Oh my gosh! Happy tears!!! What incredible news!!!!!!!!!! This is going to be perfect!
Well I can say I am shocked at the outcome! I know how determined your mom has been to stay! I know she will settle in and then wonder why she didn’t do this sooner! Happy for you all!
That is so wonderful, and she will love it! 🙏🙏for your Mom. She just needed a loving shove to make the best decision. Safe trip home. Donkey, there may be more Hawaiian rolls in your future Grandma is coming!
Thank the good Lord! So very happy for all!❤️😘🙏🏻💃🏼
we need a "good work huzzah" emoji for this! i've done this twice, so i know the drill...so emotionally and physically exhausting for everyone...continued good thoughts for you and your whole family!
Great News. Awesome. Welcome to Texas soon Momma XOXO
Wonderful! Change is always a bit unnerving for all of us! And at an older age it is even more difficult! Great news for all involved! Happy for all of y'all!
Yep, happy tears!!! So thankful for answered prayers!!!
Great news !!!
Now your family is complete and together.👨👩👧👧 ❤🐶💜
Congratulations on the decisions made. Prayers will continue for a smooth transition from California to Texas for your Mom. This process will take lots of love, patience, and courage, and more tears. Renee, you and your family prove every day that your Mom has raised you with all those things. ❤️
Glad everything worked out as it needed to & she will be closer to her loved ones.
Great news for all. Having been dealing with this long distance as well (Oklahoma/California) i understand the stress, I am so happy your mom chose to move.
What a relief for you all! Tell momma she is going to love being close to everyone and those great grandchildren will make her smile each time she sees them! 😍
This is such wonderful news.. knowing how hard it was with my mom I just knew having your mom so far away from you would just not work.. watching someone you love aging and getting more dependent is hard but this will make it easier for both of you.