Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to Reality

WOW, how do people recover from such romantic, exotic vacations? For me the flight home was bitter sweet, I loved the time that Frenchie and I spent together in France, it was like a dream that I didn't want to wake up from, not just because it was a life long dream of mine to go to Paris with Eric and that he planned all of it on his own .... who does that? but also because life in Gilbert is not life in Paris... I didn't think of the VILLAIN or its consequences, I didn't constantly have to think of what I am eating and if I was feeding the VILLAIN with sugar, flour or anything that touched my lips. It was so nice for 10 days to fully enjoy, let myself go, to re-kindle those feelings of young love and the romantic notions of life in a different place, with no worries at all.
Just as our plane was descending into Phoenix I looked out the window and heard the pilot say "Welcome to Phoenix" tears ran down my face, I could not control the emotions, how do I return from such a Heavenly experience to "my life, for real?" suddenly the thoughts of Mayo Clinic, Doctor's appointments and medications flooded my brain.
Now that I have had a few days home, I realize just what an amazing opportunity my husband gave to me, what a blessing it was for me to let go, I had forgotten what it was like to be care-free and completely 100% in the moment.
The truth is, we all have to face hard times in our lives but once in awhile its nice to check out.

4 comments:

Wendi said...

I am so glad that you got to have this wonderful time off. What an amazing memory. Good job Eric. Thanks for sharing the journey, it was amazing for sure.

Marilyn said...

Amen to that! The key words I picked up from your entry were "living in the moment." Even though you are home and close to the Dr.s and Mayo.....they are not visually in every moment...so maybe you can give them the "Paris treatment".....just live in each beautiful moment...Recker, Kayla, Haleigh, Eric...your other loved ones, your beautiful home....and the most healthy food around you....we have lots of organic apples for you...no pesticides and all that you can take home.

Nichole said...

So glad you were able to go do that! What a sweet hubby! You deserved that escape from reality. Looked like an amazing time!

Sandy B said...

Now when someone tells you to go to your happy place, you know exactly what to do...think of Paris! I am so glad you got to take this unforgettable trip with your sweet hubby. My favorite part? When you looked for the best things of the day...smell, sight, etc. What if we all did that everyday? Life would indeed be sweeter. Thanks for the great idea!