We have roamed off to the big city several big cities over to find a new home for Ben's mother. His brother, sister-in-law, and mom are all relocating to our state, which we're pretty happy about. We're thrilled that his brother has found a job that he can really make a difference at, and it will be nice for Ben to be closer to his mom and be able to see her more often.
And since we already live in this state, we're scouting out locations for his mom's new home. Over the last several years, she's had some challenges that limit her independence, but we'd like for her to have as much as possible. And the budget for such things is...limited. But we're encouraged; we've had several good phone contacts and tomorrow we're going to see some places that we hope will be a good match.
You know, this is about so much more than a place to live. Ben and I hope all of them will find a true home here. His mom left AL a couple of years ago, and it was really hard for her to adjust. His brother & his wife have put down deep roots where they've been living, and we're praying that all three of them will love their new state the way we do. So we're not just looking for an apartment, but a place to call home, one where there are things to do and people to get to know, a place to be comfortable and relaxed, a community to join.