Wednesday, June 13, 2012

About Dreams and Promises....

For many years I have promised 6-6 that we would get to NYC....to Brooklyn ...so he could study and reach his Dreams..his future. And then in 2008 the Economic Collapse happened and everything was put on hold. And all of these years he has watched me work very hard ( and not always at Nurse Jobs) to keep The Dream afloat. And I know at times he lost hope and became discouraged. And then this year I know he was worried that so many things were taking his dreams further away. ( From money problems to MS to Landlord Problems and our dying Xena and a car accident to the Flooded Out Home....)

And through it all, I told him to Hang On, Hang On to Your Dream, that it matters. I told him that if we met people who understood and also valued his dream it would be okay. I told him that it mattered, that his future mattered. I told him that I had made a Promise and I was going to keep it, Hell or High Water. ( and yes , I wish I had not said that, as now that phrase has cryptic meanings that I know one day will make me laugh...just not yet).

And for the past 28 days we have been living in Hotels and I kept saying that we will find a home, that it will work out, that these are just bumps in the road. That the Flood was actually the beginning of our Adventure , Our Journey....But that the flood had clearly defined what mattered. That we had each other and the pets...

And so we began the trip to NYC not sure of what or who we would find. And we have met amazing people, people who did not know us, who reached out and really went the extra mile for us because they had to. And there were and are some circumstances that made this situation so precarious, but they did not let us down or back away....so I am beyond grateful. And 6-6 and I are thankful in ways I can not even measure or describe. A very small circle worked to save 6-6's Dream and they were and are so special, I will spend a long time making sure they know we value them.

Things are still Falling Into Place.....But this I know 6-6 is on the way to his future and he is in the Right Place.....Thank you to all who helped and especially this 2 months when so much was painfully broken, I am also grateful to you, you helped keep us hopeful and anchored.

4 comments:

Fran said...
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Mauigirl said...

Welcome to the NY area! We will have to meet one of these days!

Cindy said...

Yes, welcome to NY! Best of luck to you & yours!

jackdetate said...

You have a wonderful story and a knack for telling it. I played this in the background, as I reread it. Electric Light Orchestra - Hold on Tight: http://youtu.be/8TLmpL2AzLs