As I sit here this morning, there are many who don’t know or understand why we’ve decided upon this journey we’re taking … so let me tell you.
Life is too short (that’s a “Point Blank Period!”) After living through the loss of so many loved ones we didn’t want to wait until ‘retirement’ to begin such an adventure; as we so cruely learned that we never know what tomorrow will bring ~ tomorrow is not promised.
But there are other reasons too. Sometimes we realize that some things aren’t meant to be – because if they were, someone would have said something about it right? Right. Who knows … ??? Nothing holding us to BC … We also wanted to give our children the experience of a lifetime while we still had the chance. Although our oldest children stayed behind and although I am saddened they aren’t with us, I am truly proud of why they aren’t here … “one proud mama here” 😉 The only one now with us, Mackenzie is enjoying EVERYTHING!
Why the choice to sell everything we own and move to Mexico? Getting back to basics! We certainly can’t go back in time to the days when we were children but we can find places (still) in this world where ‘family values’ and ‘simple living’ still exist and mean something. That place for us is ‘The Yucatan’. After years of research, 20 hour work days and countless hours of investigation, we found our ‘place’.
It wasn’t an easy choice at first, especially because of our wonderful friends & family and loved ones ♥ we’d be leaving behind. However, technology today has made that heartbreak easier to bare, with Skype, email, messaging etc … (THANK GOODNESS) 🙂
Some people thought we were crazy, and I’m sure some people still do … and that’s okay. Our choice isn’t for everyone.
The sightseeing adventures have been great but let’s be real … it’s not all peaches n’ cream. There’s some loneliness … missing my babies that aren’t here and our friends n’ family … and those times (when they set in) are difficult. But as we’ve learned (sometimes the hard way) true friends shine through the crappy times and still remain with us 😉 and I’m so thankful for the friends and family we are blessed to have in our lives.
Paving a new way – a new life is scary, exciting, turbulent and fun – sometimes all at once 😉 but knowing that we’re trying to provide a better life for us and our children (’cause I know at some point my babies will ALL come home 🙂 🙂 🙂 ) gives us the desire to keep going. Our older children … Kayla ~ is a new business owner, engaged and getting married in August of 2013 … Brady ~ has just started his own company … Ryleigh ~ is in college, playing on the college team and doing great.
Although they’ve grown into wonderful, successul people ‘mama bear’ still wants them all back at home, safe in the arms of mommy. But I know that they’ve all grown into strong, ambitious, successful people who can navigate their way in this world. However, mama will always have open arms and their bedrooms ready when they need a little love or have lost their way ♥ Mack certainly misses them too (A LOT) but he is absorbing all the wonderful things around him. He’s like a little sponge … it’s wonderful to watch the awe in his eyes and see the joy on his face. That’s what this is all about! 🙂
So, do I get tired of being on the road? Ummm, yes. Sometimes it gets tiresome. Don’t get me wrong, this is a wonderful adventure that some will never get to have and I am so grateful we have these opportunities but … being real, sometimes it is hard.
I’m sure a lot of you are saying ‘you’re crazy for thinking the grass is always greener on the other side’ … and yes, probably but there comes a time in life where you just have to take a leap (and hopefully we’ll land on our feet) 😉
So for all you people who still think we’re crazy … YUP, I suppose we are! 😉
uyvs ~ xoxo ♥