Who says you can’t go home again?
There comes a time in your life, when looking forward
and backward at the same time become a pause.
This year has become a pause in our life. We lived on
LBI (Long Beach Island, NJ) for 25 years. Our sons had
moved on and we settled where we were happiest on LBI.
Huricane Sandy changed love to fear. Our home was virtually
untouched. We knew many, whose homes were destroyed
by this storm, that ravaged the east coast of the US.
Late Septempter, 2014 a broker brought in an unsolicited
offer on our home. Without thinking twice, we agreed
readily . We closed in December, staying in a rental
awhile. We did find a nice condo near our family.
Two years later, this is 50th wedding anniversary year.
Our family had great ideas as to how we should celebrate.
We have chosen the path of happiness for us both.
We are putting our condo on the market, and going home
to LBI. This is where our friends, and our hearts are.
The Francscan parish, where my faith family live
The best friends that we ever had as individuals or
as a couple are where we will be again, for the rest
of our days.
Fr. Steve ofm, you asked when we left, are you ever going
back? The response now is, yes. We miss the ocean and the
blessings of beauty in nature, our parish, and friends on that island.
We are going home again.
“Happy 50th Anniversary Andy with love!”