“Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being perhaps better in the quiet of old age and dwell there more undisturbed than in the turmoil of adventure.” ~ George Santayana
Our life is soon to take a dramatic turn, one that we knew was coming and brings with it many emotions. Beginning in April we will be curtailing our travels due to a change in health with Terry’s elderly parents. Terry’s folks live on five acres near Dayton, Ohio and wish to remain there so we will be moving onto their property in our RV to be closer. We will still be able to fulfill our wanderlust in the winter months, when we will request help from friends and family so we can take our RV away from the cold winters of Ohio. We will also take some brief jaunts during the summer and fall, exploring more of the eastern part of the country.
As I write this many of you are living similar experiences or are anticipating this day yourselves. Although we feel fortunate to be at a place in our lives where we are available to provide more help, we are not foolish enough to think that this new venture will be without its challenges for all four of us. Losing independence to advancing age has to be one of the most daunting prospects in one’s life. At this juncture there is a role reversal that takes place between parent and child and the rules are ambiguous at best. However, we do believe the rewards will outweigh the challenges and we look forward to quality time spent with Terry’s folks. I see organic gardening in my near future.
Until then we will continue our gypsy lifestyle, reveling in each new day and the experiences each brings. We know that many times the biggest challenges can be life’s greatest blessings.
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