Here's the Thing, I worked all my life now 63 and the wife 65, we have a very large Beautiful Family 8kids, and 35 Grand kids
, and 5 Great Grand Kids
, I sold my Taxi Service
, after 9 years, of driving me nuts, and our large Family Home, because we decided that we needed to Live Life while we are still able to, my health
was deteriorating, and was a bit scary.
Any way, we decided to just do it, we took a 35 ft Catamaran
as a Trade
on our House, that we had just finished renovating, and basically paid the house out, which left us with not a lot of money
, but we never felt more Free, we have been on board now for five years, while we have to live on a very tight Budget
, and miss our kids heaps, and our Grandkids heaps, we know they all Love us, and miss us as much as we miss them all.
We have many home to visit when we get close to them.
I believe that as a Parent my job has been done, Love is Transportable, I feel I need to always show our kids we are as close as a ph call away, and daily text msg, our kids are very independent, and can live with us or without us, they Know us. They are proud of us, even though at times when we are out in the Big Ocean they Worry, about us, like we used to Worry about them, when they were Growing, we laugh and say Now you know how we felt at times.
Life is about Living, and I have been Blessed with a Mate that just loves to be loved by myself and our kids, she misses All the kids, very much, but also realises, that they are all great kids and can live with out us being on their door steps 24x7 like a lot of other Parents, Grand parents, Etc.
Insecurity, comes like Waves on the Ocean, Rough weather, Cyclones, come from Nature, we have more rough days than Smooth days living on our Cat, we have our good days and our bad days, mostly good, we know that at the end of the Rough weather times, the Magic of what Nature shares with us, is very personal.
We know that we could have never experienced this Amazing Journey, unless we were fully committed, and to do that has to come From to People that are willing to Share the good with the Bad, not look back, to be able to Live for the day, and be thankfully to, and for each other, for what we have, and not for what we are missing or do not have.
We have each other, that's how we started our Journey together 38 years ago With nothing But Love, and dreams, now we are living A Dream, our Cat by the way is not a Luxury Cat, it's a 35 ft Racing
Cruising cat, better suited for Weekend Sailing, probably, only has a Three foot ceiling when we are sitting or lying down in the Saloon
area, and even less room when trying to sit up in our Bed
in the two cabins, not enough hatches, But we make do, spending two seasons up here in the Tropics of Qld, has been a real test, for us, we have had our moments, but we Remain the best of Mates, So Proud of My Wife, Best cook, in our tiny Galley
, only room for one.
Any way, unless you are fully committed to each other, and your kids need to be the same, then keep this journey as a dream.
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