Have you ever noticed that when you look at a photo album or a home video, the highlights of your life come blaring out like a foghorn of living life to its fullest? Yet, in the midst of any given day, the challenges, the heated tempers, the anxiety, the frustrations, and the nails thrown onto the road before you can sometimes make life seem like an obstacle course in plowing through?
OK. Maybe that's just my life of late. As the unbloggable from last year slowly ebbs, new quagmires surround me. I have spent the summer dealing long distance with my mom. I have one sister in Florida, I am here in Hawaii, and my sister who lives in Ventura (closest to my mom in Camarillo) has MS and needs to pace herself.
The medical community and social services were never able to help my mom nor protect my sisters and me from the worst of her mental illness while growing up. Now they are incapable of helping us help her. I'm debating a more detailed post because maybe someone who comes by to read may offer advice we have not thought of; but that post will have to come later.
Because today is traveling Thursday.
And my summer isn't all phone calls and emails to derail the train wreck that is my mother.
My daughter made this video of some of our summer highlights.
- Son surfing
- Trip to Target (and the girls having fun with the shaker thing)
- Watching a hula class of Japanese tourists in Waikiki.
- Drive around the island with Hubs, Daughter, BC...
- And BC letting me make him dance in the car.
Today's Travel Tip? Enjoy those moments that are going on the video....
Editing note: The young woman in the video is not my daughter, but my daughter's friend. Scroll down a couple posts and you will see my daughter at her birthday dinner. The song in the video is by Regina Spector.
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