Five years ago our accountant said we would be retired in 10 years and living comfortably if we did "IT" right. Five years later and retirement is NO WHERE in sight . I guess we did not do "IT" right.
What we did was to make a different choice. WE took a road less traveled... Stepped out in Faith... Took a leap of faith...Let go of the branch... What ever you call it , it's still the same . We chose total surrender to GODS WILL.
Life has not been easy. Our weeks are filled with Doctors appointments, physical therapy, surgeries, transfusions, x-rays, CAT scans, MRI's and speech. This was not my will . My will was to be retired and sit on a beautiful beach and watch the sun set every day . My will was not GOD's will. Some days when things seem too much to handle , I have to remind myself that this life will someday end but eternity is forever.
This is why Ed and I are adopting again.
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable."
— C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)