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Posted: Friday, December 7, 2018 8:16 am

As Mr. Wonderful and I drove back into Homestead from Tampa last week, it was a strange feeling. No longer were we driving all the way to the end of the turnpike and heading west of Robert is Here.

We realized that we really were not going home. Our home was sold.

We are so fortunate that a friend from church has offered for us to stay with her while I fulfill my job commitment. She has opened her home with open arms and we are ever so grateful that we have this place to stay.

Meanwhile in our old home, the new owners are painting and replacing carpeting while their four boys enjoy the pool. Sometimes it could be a bad thing to sell to a friend however, in our case it is good. I feel so happy when I receive texts from the friend saying they love the home and are so thankful that it is theirs.

Yes, this is what living life is about. Change is inevitable. There has been blood, sweat and tears...many tears however, we are beginning to embrace it.

Now I am looking forward to the next time I get to go “home”. To my new home. Christmas week will be spent there and I’m sure we will begin new traditions.

Homestead has been a part of our lives since 1975 when Mr. Wonderful and I were married and moved here from Miami. We have entrenched ourselves in the community with church, family and our many friends. We have so many wonderful friends and acquaintances that will make it very hard to leave. Some of you I don’t know by name but you have introduced yourselves to me and told me you love my column. I may not remember your name but I remember that you care.

When I look at it, I think the fact that we are still here until next October makes it a little harder to say goodbye to all. I am slowly pulling out of things and slowing down to prepare for the final move. I know that time will fly and before you know it, it will be time to go.

Mr. Wonderful and I have started a new chapter in our lives and we are both looking forward to adding pages full of happiness into the book of life. I may even keep writing so you can shake your heads and think to yourselves...”she really did that?” Yes, I call it like I see it and as I see it...Mr. Wonderful and I are living life and...the beat goes on!

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