As you have seen and read, we had a wonderful time on vacation - Disney and grandkids - does it get any better than that?? Owen, our 3 year old grandson, came with us to set up - arriving before his family. That was unplanned, although it had been discussed, the decision was to have him come down later with his family, as his brother had school and wouldn't have the same opportunity. Yeah, well, that only worked until we drove off and turned the corner. Major meltdown - Owie wanted to go with his Mimi and Pa. Mom and Dad agreed, and we were thrilled! So along came our precious Owen, we is often attached at the hip to me. We had a blast! Family is number one. Reality check.
I returned to a crazy week at work (no real surprise there). However, on Thursday, one of my key employees (read star employee) collapsed at work. She is only 49. I went to see her at the ER, she was pretty out of it, and ended up being medi-vac'd to the local Level 1 Trauma hospital. Tonight, I visited her at that hospital. They have found a brain tumor. No prognosis as of yet but... Reality check.
My grandson plays a little game with his Mom. "I love you, Mom" "I love you more" "I love Mimi more."
Is there anything more precious or important than being with those that you love? NOT those that you work with? Reality check.
Paul and I have been working (admittedly mostly Paul, as I still have a gimpy leg) - towards getting the house ready for sale. It is tempting to just moan and groan about all that needs to be done, and how little time we have - but after the roller coaster of a week we have had emotionally - how dare we complain. We have a common goal - hit the road, and spend our time with those that mean the most to us, while we are still healthy and able to travel and follow our dreams. Reality check.
With that in mind - we are keeping our eyes on the prize of leaving this crazy life we lead. Enjoying each other and our family, while we tour this beautiful USA. Life will be good, as long as we keep our Reality Check in the forefront.