I’ve tried to write this post a hundred times now. Do I want it to be positive and upbeat, or do I get down and dirty, raw?
Well today has been a rough day, so you get raw. This road life has us on is a difficult one. Sure we have our days in the sunshine, like the tall ship festival, but what you don’t realize is the effort it took just to get into the sunshine. It’s a not “hop in the car let’s go” easy event. It takes us over an hour to get out of the house. The physical struggles and frustration, on all front’s, that a simple task of getting a tennis shoe on is lost in translation of the smiling faces you see in the pictures. Our house has tears, cussing, and excruciating pain to accomplish even the simplest task when it comes to an “outing”. It’s why we’re hermits most of the time. It’s just easier and explaining gets old. We love our moments in the sun, but we’ve grown quite comfortable in the dark. It’s not just Doc. It’s our son too. So, not only is Doc slowly leaving us, our son is barely hanging on to staying here.
You see smiles and Doc seeming better, but we only share his good days for a reason. Reality: the sun is eclipsed and more grey. We fight a daily battle I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.
We’re on a wandering path. We don’t know when, where, or how it will end; we just know we’re on it toether, the three of us.
Here’s some pictures from our day in the sun. We enjoyed each other and the outing. Hope you do too.