What comes around goes around, so they say.
A few weeks ago, a friend from high school called me to help her with the purchase of a home for her parents. She lives out of state and wanted them to live close to one of her siblings to make things more convenient for everyone. When we spoke, she recalled all of the ways her parents had been there for her and the family. It was time to start doing for them. As a parent, I can’t imagine what it will be like when those tables turn. It seems like I am in an endless flow of supporting and caregiving.
This evening, I was honored to be present when she surprised her parents with this beautiful gift. They were totally surprised and beaming with pride for their daughter who had grown into such a kind, successful adult. I was imagining how cool it must have felt to see things come full circle.
Her father repeated that he just couldn’t believe it and that she didn’t have to do this for them. I told him that she only did it because she wanted to and not out of obligation. He said, “You know, we just did what parents do, nothing special.”
Here’s a shout out to all of you parents just doing what parents do. The time, love and support that you show is being seen and learned by your kids. They learn to love by being loved. This was a beautiful example of things coming full circle.
TEA IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the average interest rate for current homeowners with mortgages is less than 4%But today, the typical mortgage rate offered to buyers is over 6%. As a result, many homeowners are opting to stay put instead of moving to another home with a higher borrowing cost.
HAPPENING IN HOUSTON
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….. RODEO SEASON! The fun kicked off last weekend with the BBQ cook-off.
Here is a link to this year’s line-up! What days are you going to Rodeo? I’d love to see you there!
The fast-growing hospitality group in Hou, Berg Hospitality, has announced it will debut Buttermilk Baby, a casual restaurant that reimagines the idea of the all-American soda fountain, at the M-K-T Heights development in September.