“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, March 09, 2015

A Full Life

"Just help me make it to my rocking chair" ~ the words I spoke to my husband over thirty-four years ago when we said "I do."  Walk with me in the valleys and on the mountain tops.  With God beside us, who could be against us? Well, we've been to Holland when we wanted to go to Italy, and that was OK ~ we still were blessed.  When one door closed .... three more opened.  And so it went for his career span, while I tended the home fires.

We were slaves for a period of time with a mortgage, two car payments, private school tuition, etc.  Those were the years hubby missed many family milestones.  My plate was full juggling four kids and one summer from hell.  

Fast forward to present ~ at the moment we are on the mountain top.  Now we may not stay up here, but having traveled through so many valleys the Lord has given us the strength to weather life's storms.  All I can say is:  It's been a good ride!  

Today we went RV shopping.  Not to buy one, but to just peek at them as we've never been 'RV people' .... being debt free, we plan on staying that way.  Yes, we could have purchased one, even without a loan ... but the thought of maintenance, winterizing, GAS prices, storage fees, insurance, etc., we walked out of the dealership thinking for the price of a not so fancy rig, we could go on two or three luxury vacations and have money left over.  The other drawback for us is traveling with Nathan!  He's portable, but not totally pot-able (100% night time toilet trained) due to colon surgeries.  That alone put a STOP to any thoughts of driving off into the sunset!  

Well, before we sit for any long spell in our rocking chairs, we've got a bit of life and living to do while we still have some get up and go.    


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You both have been blessed and I thank you for this inspiring post.


Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,

Were looking at RV's this weekend (doesn't mean were buying). Apparently, there's a big RV show up in the big city.

Time goes by so fast, live your life to it's fullest while you can get around. Then take that long spell in your comfy rocking chair.

Hugs to you and yours,

Jada's Gigi said...

How come you didn't link this post to the sisters fb page? I missed it and will miss most any of them since I "don't blog" much any more...lol meaning I don't get notified of new posts at all really...I like this one...blogging shares so much more of everyday life than FB does...strange that, huh?

Mrs. Mac said...

@ Cheryl .. this blog is linked to the 'sister' blog :) Glad you liked this one .. not often that I blog either :)