Friday, March 16, 2012

Moving Day

This is kind of what I look like, because today is a moving day, in two senses, but I'll explain that in a bit.

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First thing I should tell you is that last year my dad was diagnosed with cancer and lost the ability to walk. You can get more details about that on this post. He spent 7 - 8 months between four hospitals. In August he went home. But not his home. My parents own a lovely townhouse in the historic neighbourhood of Cabbagetown in downtown Toronto, but the problem is that these homes aren't great if you have any kind of mobility problems. In August my father was still in a wheelchair full time, and it was going to cost tens of thousands of dollars to make the house accessible.  Lots of staircases, including six steps just to get to the front door. We decided that it wasn't worth making all these changes to the house, since we were all determined and confident that my dad would walk again ...it was just a matter of time.

Chris and I, live just 6 blocks away in a condo building, that was designed with accessibility in mind. So we made a decision to switch homes. Chris and I moved into my parents' house, to live with my sister. And my parents moved into our very wheelchair accessible apartment. We switched homes.

Well, guess what? After months of intense physiotherapy and hard work, my father is able to move back into his home, his actual home. So today is moving day. We're switching homes again. But it's also a very moving day because it's been a long, challenging journey to get here. Who says you can't go home again?

Congratulations mom and dad, welcome home!

So this is kind of what my packing looks like.

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And this is what my poor car looks like.

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And this is sort of what I feel like.


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And while I'm happy that life is going back to normal, my heart aches a lot because we've decided to leave our cat Basil with my parents in their house. But I'll be visiting him....and my parents ...but mostly my cat a lot.

Thanks for stopping by on our moving day guys, I'll be back with an outfit post tomorrow.
~ Love Natasha ~

25 comments:

  1. Aww i am sooo happy to hear your Dad is able to go back to his home,i've been wondering how he has been doing! So i am very glad to know this good news :) Wish him my best :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  2. Amazing post dear!!!!

    Have a great weekend,
    The Spotted Cherry Pie :)

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  3. How great that your father can go home again! It must have been a difficult time for him and the entire family. I think it's admirable that you and your husband were willing to trade houses twice. It's always really nice to see family members taking care of eachother.
    Good luck with everything!

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    1. Thank you so much Sabine. Appreciate your kind words.

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  4. this is a really touching story...and how kind of YOU to make all those moves. your family is very lucky to have one another.

    ~pemora

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  5. Such an adorable blog! Following!!!!
    www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

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  6. Hey Natasha, I found your blog through Refinery29. Glad I did it's wonderful. You got yourself a new follower ;) xo-Chelise from http://empirestatebeautyqueen.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wish the best for you and your family ... It reminds me that life is short , and everything can happen. Be always happy and tell to people you love that you love them !!

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  8. That is great news that your dad is doing better and your folks can move back to there place. Hang in there with the moving at least the weather is great. :)

    XX

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  9. adorable pictures! :)

    xoxo,
    Taylor

    taylormorgandesign.blogspot.com

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  10. Yay!!! I am so happy for you and your family, sweetie. So glad that your dad is doing great! Happy Friday. xo

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  11. Oh my goodness, this really touched me. You are so selfless to move homes and help your dad out like that. I applaud you. I've moved one too many times, and it sure is not what I call fun.

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  12. How awesome!!! Moving is really exciting and we loved reading through your post! The best of luck to you, doll!!!

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    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  13. Great pics!!!

    xoxo!
    http://self-dressed.blogspot.com

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  14. awww rest up and enjoy your new home <3

    xoxo champagne

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  15. wow that is such a fantastic story! first it was so sweet that you guys "switched houses" and secondly i'm so glad your dad is on the mend! good luck moving!
    in dramatic fashion

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  16. awwww, im so glad to hear that!<3<3
    :D
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  17. hahaha great pics!!

    www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

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  18. oh that's so great! u guys won the hardest fight =)

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  19. this is such a lovely post Congratulations and good luck and blessings to you and your family

    - PRADA SUNNIES GIVEAWAY UNDERWAY -
    Sunnie
    (.=

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  20. congratulations! GOOD LUCK to you!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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Natasha

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