Saturday May 12, 9:30 am
Isn’t it ever…so many twists and turns, life certainly has a way of staying interesting. There are so many lessons and signs from the universe to pay attention to, it’s rather humbling. If you think you've got it all figured out....you've got another thing coming..
My hubs and I were supposed to be in California right now, actually we would be in Carmel today. We are not.
Last weekend we found ourselves in a perfect storm of sorts. A perfect storm of emotions, events and small crisises. Not with us, but with our 3 daughters. All 3 at the same time!!!! I'll not go into details..but..pre-wedding stresses, home buying and selling and the general malaise of an 18 year old all played a part in the decision to postpone our trip. We simply could not..no WOULD not go so far away with our family in such disarray. We could never have relaxed enough to enjoy ourselves.
Instead, we spent last Sunday putting out some small fires and working through some things and then decided to drive to NC on MOnday to assist my step daughter (Hub’s daughter) and her family find a house. She and her husband have 6 children. They needed to sell their home and move to a more desirable area. They FINALLY found a buyer for their home…and now needed desperately to find another home…quickly. Happy to report…with all of our heads and energy put together..we found one.. and if all contiues to go well they should be able to close on both properties and move by month’s end..YES THIS MONTH!! Whew! To say the stress level was high would be an understatement…but as usual, cooler heads prevailed and we were able to assist them.
Was I disappointed that at the last minute I had to cancel my much anticipated vacation? YOU BET I WAS..but I knew in my heart of hearts that we needed to make a difference in these kids lives..and as the universe would have it..we are in the position to do so.
So instead of touring California, we got the opportunity to spend a couple of days with our beautiful grandchildren, help out our family who was in need and we even snuck in a side trip to Charleston, SC on our return trip home. I got my shrimp ‘n grits fix (seek this out…if you have never had this fantastic southern dish). Saw some beautiful old Southern homes looking out over Charleston Harbor. Took some pictures…Picked up a good supply of Pecans and pralines and generally had quite a lovely time despite the trip’s auspicious beginnings.
We’ll get to California, of this I am sure, it just wasn’t it the cards for this moment in time.
As we we’re driving southbound on 95 yesterday, my stepdaughter called to say that their offer was accepted..they can close and move by months end. The jubilation my hubs and I felt was palpable…
We done good…and we couldn’t be happier.