An Optimist!

~Photo Lori Greer in Portland

Italy has been on my shortlist of places to since my return from Europe in 2016.

Not in 2017, my daughter-in-law was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer a few months after giving birth to her first child. 

Not in 2018, she was still fighting and I was caring for her and her baby.

Not in 2019, she was still fighting and I was caring for her and her toddler.  

She died in late 2019. 

A change of scenery

Early in 2020 I decided taking the trip would be a healing experience.

I would travel and deal with grief from a distance.  

Then came the corona virus, unsettling and scary with no end in sight.

What now

I refuse to be beaten.  

I am going to make tentative plans for late 2020 and see what works out.  

I am going to live everyday with guarded optimism.  

Afterall, life is often not what we planned.  

11 thoughts on “An Optimist!

  1. How true life is not what we may have planned. I thank God that although we don’t see it. (YET) He does have an ultimate HIGHER PLAN than anything we may have been pushing towards.

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