My Sister’s Next Journey

At age 52 my dear sister MaryAnn prepares to leave Long Island, New York for good to move to Arizona. MaryAnn has lived on Long Island all of her life.

MaryAnn has visited my sister Colleen, age 55, who lives in Arizona many times and she loves it there.

MaryAnn loves the beaches of Long Island. Every spare opportunity, you’ll find MaryAnn at the beach. I think that will be the biggest adjustment for her … Missing the ocean.

But God is good!!! My sister Colleen obtained an apartment for MaryAnn exactly next door to her. Colleen and MaryAnn have always been very close. Colleen has been lonely since moving from her home in Long Island to Arizona 10 years ago. This is a blessing.

Yes, MaryAnn’s apartment complex gave her notice 3 months ago that the building was being repurposed, and she would have to move. Rent on Long Island is insanely overpriced. And MaryAnn has bad knees; the heat will be good for her.

I don’t believe in coincidence. Things happen for a reason. The reason is not always apparent to us right away or at all. We need to trust the universe and walk in peace.

I will go visit them this October. In the meantime, I enjoyed a wonderful send-off luncheon with MaryAnn and my nephew Nicholas.

Family is a blessing.  I’m grateful ❤️



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