Bee's Hive

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A new Plan

When the going gets tough...the tough get going...even though the Texas sunshine has been wonderful for me, the rest of the dream sort of fell apart.  From the lack of good doctors to a company who has mandatory work hours right out of the sweat shop days.

I had two bad reactions from the new medicine and had to stop it. The next 2 drugs on the list, and the final 2 that I could take, are not promising so I passed on them. I decided to go back to the original drug I was taking and see if being off of it for months might allow it to work again. Today I started with the first shot.

We had time on Thanksgiving to talk about life and when we actually were the happiest. I do this from the back seat because I've lived my life and it's important for Dave to lead the way. I was shocked when he said he was happier with the life we had in Lancaster, Pa.  I think my heart stopped for a second and then joyfully almost jumped out of my chest! HOME, I never thought I would see home again, certainly not living there again.

The summer days of having yard sales on my front lawn with close friends, good food and lots of quiet stitching while we waited for customers.

Dave always loved his tractor, plowing my garden

and even plowing the snow

We raised pheasant


Dave installed lights on buggies

I did a lot of sewing

We had our own wagon

We did have electric but it was an Amish owned house. This was our heater..what ever went up the stairs was the only heat.

 Life, the life I long to have again. The plan is in motion. We've talked to our Amish friends, a business plan is in the making and the word is out for a house. April looks like the earliest we can leave, but we are leaving by June at the latest.

Next winter I'll be listening to the clopping of the wagons passing the house.


Sherry said...

Awww...I am so sorry things did not work out for y'all here. You were so excited about the mild winters.

But the problems with finding a doctor who would take you as a patient - I know has been so frustrating. And I know that Dave is wore out.

Praying for a smoother path on your way back home!

elsie123 said...

Life is too short to not be where you are the happiest. And the fact your doctors are there is all the better. Glad you've had a chance to try Texas.

tisme said...

NOW, I can come visit for sure!! I am so happy for you, I know this is where you want to be.

shawkl said...

It's a wonderful know where your home is. And, as someone who has spend decades away from hers...and finally has come is a glorious feeling to have made it back. I always wish you and Dave the best...because you deserve it! And, I can take a train all the way to Lancaster!

Rita said...

I could not be happier for you!! It had come to me a time or two that you were happiest there but because of the cold it would not work. I am thrilled beyond measure. Sometimes I have suffered your pain and felt your sadness. So very thankful to our God for the light he has given and before you know it you will both be smiling a lot more. Work will be better for Dave and you'll have your friends around again. This is the best news.

Scraps said...

I am sorry Texas did not work out. The medical care here is only going to get worse due to so many cut backs. My heart fills with joy knowing you will get to return home. Sorry Texas was not kinder to you and Dave.

You don't know it, but you really helped me see the tough times differently. There will always be a special place in my heart for you.


Sherry said...

How are plans for the move progressing?