They say that's what life's all about . . . my life has been relatively uneventful for a long time. But last year had it's super "duper" lows and highs. My little brother, my only brother, lost his life due to complications form a permanently disabling work injury. My world was turned upside down, we are German immigrants. We, the 4 of us, came to this country to seek a better life. We were the only family we had. My Mom was crushed, she was his caregiver for the past 10 years, she's in her 70's, it took it's toll on her but he was her son and she did what she had to do . . . . we all did.
Then, I had to opportunity to to vend at BeadFest in PA. Yes, that was a super high. I had the pleasure to meet so many good hearted souls, it was a thrill not to be forgotten. But with the high come the lows. Within a month of that my beloved Angus was in the veterinary emergency hospital and lost his life to an aggressive cancer. Devastated and heartbroken, life as they say goes on.
I was not a happy camper, to say the least. I lost interest in everything, putting on the "I'm ok" face was sooooooooooo hard. The house was so empty without my Angus, so we decided to "rescue", it was frustrating at times because all the critters were "in urgent need of a good home" yet no one ever called you back!!!
We of course came upon our new addition to the family, some of you are very familiar with his story on Face Book. We rescued him and he did the same for us, so here we are on a new JOURNEY down life's path. Dealing with sever loss and exhilarating gain . . . . truly a never ending journey we go all along sometimes not even realizing it.
Here we are going down a new path in life, exploring new things together finding each other, the journey goes on . . . .
This was something new for him, probably the first time he was ever on sand . . .