I explained that I wouldn’t have a home of my own to return to as I’m letting my apartment go on July 15.
“So you won’t be back at all for a year?” she asked.
“Oh, I’ll be back. For visits. For Christmas.”
“And after the year is over?”
“Well, then I might come back. And I guess then I’d have to find some place to stay,” I said.
“You could stay with me,” she offered.
“Really?” I asked. “Because I just might take you up on that.”
“Oh sure. I have plenty of space,” she assured me.
That’s the third such offer in a month. The first offer was for a place to stay over the winter, the second was a place to stay when I come back for visits, and now this one. They were all genuine offers from fabulous single women I know. All three are retired, living alone in multi-bedroom homes. They have fascinating lives (are busier now than when they were working I’m sure – as are many retired folk!). And all are gracious enough to share their homes with me should I be interested.
It’s flat out amazing what can happen when you put your ideas out to the world. So thank you to these three women, and to all who have offered their friendship, support, and wisdom for my upcoming year (or more!). I am blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life.