We are living in some strange times. Everything is topsy-turvy and upside down. But love anchors us – love is not cancelled.
In early February, I met Angie, Greigh and Indi at the beach.
Two months after we moved to Ucluelet, we were wakened at 2am by an annoying sound, which ended up being the tsunami siren. Not even a year later, Christmas break began with multi-day power outage. I’ve lost count of the number of times that the road has closed unexpectedly from overblasting, leaving us cut off from the rest of the world. I felt my first earthquake a few months ago.
It makes you wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into. But then the sun shines through the trees and the ocean persists in its eternal rhythm and it all makes sense.
My husband commented recently that it may be that I could have moved anywhere and it would have been all right – maybe just getting out of the same-old-same-old, getting away from the prairies would have been sufficient. There was a time when he applied for a job in Banff – and we would have gone, had he gotten it. Would we ever have moved so far west? I really don’t know.
We are learning that we are enough for each other. We are in uncharted territory and we are thriving – although it may not look like that right now.
Your strength comes from within – those wells you carry inside of you come from love. Spend this time at home filling your wells.