NaBloPoMo Day 15 Daily prompt

Wow, what a day, busy..  Lots of littleness and a hair cut too. Now it’s time for the daily blog. I’m drawing a blank here so guess I’ll use the daily prompt:  Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.

Just arriving in Florida, thinking of how warm and sunny it is compared to the bone chilling air I just left! But my daughter and grandchildren are still back there… no can’t think of that now I must meet for coffee!! There she is, no there I am!! Where do I start?? So over coffee I begin…So much has happened in these years… I would have never believed this journey if I hadn’t already been down the road. I must prepare her, I must calm her and let her know it will turn out okay even when the darkest day has arrived. Be strong, have faith… believe in yourself.  “Hello” I say with a warm and loving smile, please listen carefully and know these next 10 years will be the biggest roller coaster ride of your life, as I know it so far! I know you have just met this wonderful man and will spend the next 5 years with him. It will be full of fun, lazy days, exotic and memorable trips like you have never known. It will have unbelievable learning experiences about people, places and things. You will not realize the shortness of the experience as you get wrapped up in all the glorious days and boating and dinners and cocktails thinking it will never end. It will be the most enjoying and fun time of your life as I know it so far! Please listen, it ends, it ends much to quickly and your life takes a downward turn that puts you in the darkest days of your life. Please know it will get better, you will survive. He has asked you to marry him, you jump for joy, you tell the world and life is good. The clouds roll in, darkness begins to appear… It is starting.. things are turning in the real estate market and everything is beginning to fall apart, Mom has been on dialysis for awhile now, there are now many trips to the hospital with her. Mom is getting weaker, your real estate business will take a big hit, your fiance’s real estate holdings, the ones you sold to him,  will fall, Mom will pass, he will loose all confidence in himself and just disappear… You will hit the lowest point in your life and feel no one is there. Be strong, know that it is not what it seems and even though the next years will turn to famine and you will struggle beyond belief it will begin to get better. The storm is not over but there is clearing and light ahead. I look back from the now and see how strong you will be. It amazes me to this day that we have survived! Do not forget, no matter how much you see no ending to the hurt, that here, where I am now, there is so much hope and love. I believe, I love  and I have survived, you will too!!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ladysighs
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 05:31:35

    That is an interesting challenge. I am not sure I could write about it. Glad you survived. 🙂
    I’m here…….so I guess I did too. 🙂

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  2. Swoosieque
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 06:43:39

    Oh, I love this! And I am glad that the man showed his true colors before you actually took the step into marriage, it sounds like he would have been a milestone around your neck rather than a life-partner. And you are so much stronger now. Isn’t is crazy how those bad times are the ones that make us stronger? I am so happy to know you! Well, know you here in cyberspace! 😀

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