Have you ever had a problem that popped up out of nowhere and completely ruined your plans? The plans you worked so hard to create, the plans that were just perfect to help you reach your goals?
That’s where I am.
My initial plan for this blog was weekly posts about travel and travel-related topics. But, even the best-laid plans must be revised in the face of obstacles.
Life or Death is never a choice
When obstacles are of a life or death nature, time stands still. Life or death of my sweet little Boston Terrier Atley was never a choice.
Last week, I returned from a two-week visit to Nashville. I picked up my Boston Terrier, Atley from my parents, before my
I didn’t make it even one full day at home before my world was rocked. Atley, my 13-year-old Boston Terrier, had a massive stroke. I was heart-broken as I drove her three-hours to the only vet I truly trust.
Atley was unresponsive for most of the drive. She barely moved. Her eyes swayed like pendulums the little time they were open. Her little body battled for life.When obstacles are of a life or death nature, time stands still. Click To Tweet
Grief and regret are
I was devastated. As I held her and cried, I silently said my goodbyes, all the while wishing I had just a little more time.
I cursed myself for traveling and being away from her so often.
My lists of to-dos, calendar reminders, even calls
The vet administered steroids immediately to reduce the swelling on the brain. Dr. Cherie wasn’t optimistic about Atley’s survival, much less recovery. She did what she could medically, and even more, she prayed for Atley. She took Atley home with her to continue her medications and monitor her all night.
It was a long evening
My hopes and prayers didn’t go unnoticed!
Miracles are real
The next morning, Dr. Cherie sent a video of my little girl walking, although quite unsteadily, all by herself. She wasn’t out of the woods, but Atley had made it through the night and was progressing better than expected.
She is improving day by day. It’s been a week, but Atley is working hard to get back to her new version of normal. And, while we don’t know exactly what her new normal will be, I am grateful each and every day for the extra time we have together.
It’s easy to get lost in the never-ending cycle of things to do, places to go, people to see, and not appreciate the wonderful things you have right in front of you. I learned the hard way that each day is a blessing.
Focusing nonstop on business and traveling and making money made me forget to be present and thankful for all the wonderful things in my life. In fact, in my last post, I shared some really great advice . . .
Did you ever experience an obstacle that changed all your plans? How did you overcome it, or move forward in your new reality?