An Unexpected Sabbatical

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
~ Ernest Hemingway

In October of 2012 I had a very clear vision of where our Journey was leading. The plan was to relax and refresh for the remainder of the year and then start 2013 strong with a new location in south Florida and a year full of travel and exploration. In October I did not know what was waiting for us in December.

I remember watching Oprah give an interview years back and she was speaking about the way the universe delivers messages. She explained  that at first it will toss a brick your way….if the message isn’t received, the wall comes tumbling down on you. If you still ignore the message it has no choice but to drop the whole dang house upon you. I was unaware of how heavy my house was until December. The crushing weight came in the form of a cancer diagnosis for my beloved spiritual mother, Glenda. Needless to say, our plans were tossed aside and we spent 2013 by her side. No store opened down south…no travelling. Just soaking up as much of her as we could and surrounding her with love.  An Unexpected Sabbatical. A year of shared dreams, hopes, memories. Sitting for hours on the porch watching the river flow on. In awe of every sunrise and sunset.

Turned out the second story of our house started collapsing on us as well. As the year progressed my Mother in Law was getting further away from the chances of a liver transplant.  Both Of these Irish beauties were the young age of sixty. Both such joyful beings who everyone loved being near.  In September, both of these amazing women were put on Hospice. We lost my Mother in Law, Linda, in October. Glenda followed the first week of December. We were in the darkest winter of our lives.

They say for everything there is a season.

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to tear and a time to mend,

This is the season for our return. A time for us to mend our plans and continue forward with our dreams. Our feet are still a little shaky…but every day they get stronger. We walk forward with purpose and the promise of great things to come. Guided by our new Angels, we step into the future with excitement and hope.