Birdie & Roper at the bay in April 2011
We want to go back down to the bay!
But we can't right now...too many commitments for now to make the trip, which sadly is only about 70 miles from where I am now. Bummer. I want to watch the pelicans & other seabirds. I want to watch the little quaker parrots. I want to ride my bike around the area, do a little bbq while there. Cook & eat seafood. Take long walks with the dogs. One day, I hope to buy some land down there for my little retreat place on earth.
This is what I had to leave two years ago. Today marks the anniversary of that day. Not all anniversaries are good ones. My goal is to get back to the area once I get my surgery out of the way & my life back in order again.
You never know how life's changes & natural disasters can change your life. In my case, it was a hurricane, Hurricane Ike. It has changed my life, a life I will get back someday, but better. It didn't take away my life, nor spirit. Still & always will be grateful that I bought my RV for just such things!
I've managed to keep myself strong through this. The tragedies of life can take your breath away. It can break one's spirit. It can mess with one's mind, but one has to remember that there are others that are far worse off. I've not lost a loved one, I'm not dealing with any life threatening illnesses. Thanks to my RV, myself & my pets still have a place to lay our heads at night. I'm very grateful & lucky to have good friends that extended open arms in my time of such need. I had to leave my home a year after Ike as it was no longer inhabitable. I am a fairly private person though, so details will be left off of this post & only have been shared with a few friends & of course, family of a very trying year....
I actually didn't know this post was going to go this way. I considered rewriting it & had planned on talking about something more RV related instead. Or just deleting the post all together. But in order to face up to it, I'm going to leave this post up instead.
Anytime disastrous events happen in our lives, we must dig into our souls & realize that life has lessons to teach us. If you can still come out of events with your health, then you are still steps ahead! Perhaps even to go on to build a better life. I must remember that I do actually have a better life already..it's just not where I want my life to be right now. Only I can change that. Well, actually, I'm kind of waiting for a doctor to change it first with ankle repair surgery
Take care everyone. Hug & appreciate your family & friends in this day...take the time to make that phone call. Take the time to make that visit. Take the time to get back in touch with what you need out of life for yourself.