When Dreams Have Been On Hold

I am in such a rare place in life; a truly sweet spot. There is no telling how long it will last so I want to enjoy it as much as I possibly can.

An artist whose work I admire posted this on her Facebook timeline a few days ago.

I play this game with life. It says, “What now?”
I say, “Something Amazing!” And then I watch.
It never disappoints.
~Marabeth Quin

Having been laid low more than a few time by life’s heartbreaks (personal loss, death, disappointments). I know that amazing isn’t always the order of the day. But it is always possible – even at the darkest moment.

My husband and I waited five years for his medically predicted loss in the battle against heart disease, and when it seemed the shadow of death was drawing ever nearer, when the risks of surgery were less than the risk of doing nothing, he surprised us all by beating the odds. He awoke from surgery to a second chance at life.  How amazing!

So now it is my turn to take my life off of hold, to again pursue my purpose and passion with a whole lot of pizzazz.  That feels amazing too.

Every day, things all around me are changing. Who would think that completing chores could be such a thrill? In five years time many things went undone, for my husband’s physical inability to do them and my emotional incapacity to do it all alone.

We had known “retirement” a bit earlier than most because of my husband’s disability – adjusting to him being home full time, also included adjusting to becoming a somewhat caretaker.  But now his heart is fixed, as his daughter says, and we are beginning a new journey in our lives.

As we embark life is asking us, “What next?” and I am answering with a resounding “Something amazing, please!”


4 responses to “When Dreams Have Been On Hold

  • Ashling

    There’s a synchronicity to your Sagewoman post coming at this time, prompting me to find THIS post at exactly this time. We never know, when we write, whom we’ll touch and how. With this post, you’ve reached something in me that really needed these words. Thanks!

  • Judith Liebaert

    I am glad my story could reach that place in you that needed to be recognized. Thank you for your comments here and at Sage Woman blog.

  • janee

    Judy – this is the first time I’ve been hearing about this. What a marvelous miracle!!!! Now, you GO Girl – knock em dead with your creativity. And such congratulations I’m sending to your husband and you . . . .

  • Jayne

    Lovely to read about your change of outlook. Absolutely fantastic. It certainly reminds me to take less notice of ‘the what might happen’ thoughts that creep in, as in essesne we really don’t know and can’t predict the outcomes. Enjoy, and thank you.

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