Happy New Year 2014! The beginning of so many possibilities! So many great things in store…a few stumbles maybe…but I am determined to find the joy in each moment.
I have had such joy over Christmas. The Bearded One and I traveled to our daughter and son-in-law’s house in NJ. We were joined by our other daughter and her new husband from Boston. We had a lovely few days with them all. Time to relax, to overeat, to watch the Grandkids revel in presents.
Time together is the greatest present. I so enjoyed spending time with all of them.
Each family faces some challenges in the New Year. Health, finances, jobs, relocations, family misunderstandings…each challenge will be faced and overcome one way or another. At this time next year we will have learned the lessons of those challenges and be undertaking the new ones that the universe chuckles as she gives us.
We planned on travelling South after our Christmas in NJ. BUT. The Bearded One is having some difficulties with his balance. He had a GREAT difficulty walking a few days ago. He could hardly take a step without support. That has improved but we are seeing his doctor tomorrow to get a clue about what has happened.
It was scary travelling 12 hours home with him not able to get out of the truck (a tall F250) without substantial support and then needing lots of support to struggle into each bathroom on the trip. Not an experience we want to repeat.
Hence, we are staying home and figuring out what is going on.
So, our 2013 comes to an end and our new adventure for 2014 begins. He is improving. I am accepting. Life goes on and we will learn each lesson whether we want it or not.
Cripes, that sounds bleak and I do not feel down. I would like to be in Texas where it is warmer and we can enjoy the company of family (especially since it is supposed to be 13 below zero next week!) BUT I am happy to be home. The houseplants are pleased to not be in the desert for the next couple of months. I can enroll in a winter art class. I can work on a few projects at home and at the reno. I do not need to worry about the cats escaping out the camper door. I can have lunch with my friends this month.
Life is good, just not the way I planned it. Duh. Like always.