The Gift of Lake Tahoe (Thanks Mom & Dad) July 29, 2012
Forty-two years ago, my Mom and Dad found their second home at Lake Tahoe. Back in 1970, you could buy a lake view home, for “peanuts”, by today’s standards.
While my two older sisters were off to college, my younger sister, brother and I, would spend every other week up here, with our parents joining us for the weekends.
It’s all a part of our parents’ legacy. Family was everything to them. After Mom passed away, Dad took on the project of replacing our old, indestructible cabin, with a home nearly three times bigger. While it was a wonderful diversion for him and another gift for him to share, the wonderful laughter and tears shared throughout the years were replaced with things that need to be cared for.
Now that Dad has passed on, a year ago Wednesday, we’re still trying to figure out our roles in each others lives, and if it’s even possible to share this gift.
It all proves so clearly to me, that it’s not the home itself that matters, but the spirit of love and friendship that’s shared inside.
I’ll try to keep these thoughts in mind, as I seek perfection in my home.
Thanks for being here, to listen as I ramble and reminisce.