Friday, December 25, 2015

The Cruise of our life time

Sherry and I are in our upper 70's.   We have no allusions of living forever, so having known too many of our friends who have said, "One day we are going to...  'do this, that or go there' then before they know it they are 'past' going or doing." We have noted the warnings and are trying our best to live our dreams.

Not everyone has odd, strange or grandiose dreams, and that is wonderful. Many folk are content to be what they are, where they are, I have envied them.  I, on the other hand (my entire life), have always wondered what is around the curve or over the hill. I actually think I have a brain malfunction that forces me to want to be where I 'Ain"t'.

Maybe that is the call of the sea where you are NEVER on the same water twice. LOL.
Anyway, it was about a year ago we were thinking of something big for our 60 wedding anniversary. I said, "But just in case, let's do it a year early." So Sherry agreed and we started the plan.

So on the cruise, during one of our many walks, it was just plain satisfying to run into these girls on a weather deck with their parents (and grand parent).

We do not see our family every day most of the year, so this was like our own ship, and running into family was normal.

The cruise is over, everyone is back home, at work and living their lives.  Me? I will sit and remember the fun AND the BLUE WATER.

 I will remember the sunsets and walks with my lover as we talked about how wonderful it was to have our family and see them enjoying themselves.

I will remember my loves, Sherry and the sea. One of them I can have for now 24/7, and I plan to enjoy her as long as possible.

The colorful sights aboard will be a memory, a good family one, worth every penny spent. For a few days they were able enjoy about anything they wanted to, aboard ship and off, without worrying about finances.  I smile, at their age we could not do that.  But with working together, saving and being practical, Sherry & I were able to provide about 7 days for our family to do just that. God has been good to us.
Nite Shipslog

PS: Some old folk ask, but did they appreciate it?  YOU BET, and everyone expressed it. WE knew they would, NO QUESTION!


1954 Hudson and Mercury with sun roof!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That would be a chance of a lifetime and I'm so happy that the two of you could do it for your family. You are blessed in more ways than one and it's great you can share what you have with them while you can enjoy it too. Surely did make for a Merry Christmas for you and your family!

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful !

betty said...

I think it is wonderful what you guys did. I would rather do something like this and enjoy it with family than have them inherit things after I pass. I would want to see their joy not just imagine it. We have done something similar here, it just hasn't come all together yet for me to say much about it.

Enjoy all those memories from that fantastic cruise.


Jackie said...

I can't tell you how my heart is full as I read of the love and memories that you and your family made as you enjoyed this cruise. I'm so very happy for you.

Woody said...

"Never put off" anything you want to do, a day will come when ya can't do it, I have not been able to get to Floriday for the past 3 years for a Winter Visit, I have the Memories of the times we did go, I now wake up each Dad, sya, "Thank You Lord" and go do what I can, tonight we are going on a Horse an Wagon Ride to look at the christmas lights. Merry Christmas !!!!!

Glenda said...

Elsie is a little actress, cute as can be and Stella, what a photogenic gal she is! Looks like every one of you leisured and lounged to your heart's content the entire time!!! What a great way to celebrate your anniversary, and share an adventure all will cherish for a lifetime!

Mevely317 said...

I agree with what Betty just said! In fact, my own father used to saw, "I'd rather give it to you with warm hands than cold."
Wonderful images ... especially the sunset and Sherry framed by the potholes and poinsettias!

Rick Watson said...

You guys are rock stars :)