Wednesday, March 9, 2016

You Can Always Go Home Again

Its always bittersweet when you have to leave a place that you love.  Sometimes you don't know what you've got until you leave.  Colorado is so beautiful but there is always a price that comes with beautiful places (very high rent and unaffordable housing.)  Family is a hard thing to move away from.   When joyous occasions happen or sad painful ones, your heartstrings pull a little harder each time. Home is always where your heart is.  Trust me I've left mine pieces of heart in several prime locations but the pull of family wins every time.  I moved from Colorado to Hawaii in 1986 and back to Indiana in 89.  Now my daughter Rose and her husband Drew are in route to IN as I write.  They are closing on a home in Mishawaka tomorrow.   They were ready to settle down (and I pray…start a family).  Colorado didn't have many options.  

I know exactly what they are feeling and I hope that the love of family puts that smile back on their face and fills their hearts with overwhelming joy.  

Me and my little sis circa 1985 Montezuma, CO (wish I
still owned that jeep!)

mother and daughter last summer in Summit County, CO

Drew hiking with us in Greeley CO

Rocky Mountain National Park

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Thought for the Day

As you walk
and eat
and travel,
be where you are.
Otherwise you
will miss most
of your life.     Buddha
   When we were visiting my adventurous son in Hawaii last January he was suppose to meet us at a certain beach that issues only so many parking passes.  So we kept waiting and  waiting for him to arrive when all the sudden I spot him on a paddle board.  He ended up having to go to the next beach and he always has his "fun gear" with him.  So he just paddled on over with a backpack full of food and phone etc.

He asked me if I would like to try the paddle board.  I really did want to, but I let fear get the best of me, and made all the excuses…"you don't have a leash, what if I loose it?"  yada yada yada.  Finally I did try and had better luck on my knees.   I was still afraid to go to far.  Jeramiah put me up front on my knees and he paddled me around the bay.  

I really don't know to many young men who would do that for their mothers so it meant the world to me and I had so much fun.  Better to try and fail then to miss a chance at something new and exciting.