“Smooth Sailing” must not be our family motto. For weeks, we’ve been living in the future, anticipating our new life in Thailand. Our home has been listed on the market, our purge seemed to be going well, with most of our large items gone, including our beloved Lexus.
Aye’s father suffered heart attack (mild to medium infarct) on Sunday, May 23. Although we did not realize that he was having a heart attack, Aye’s mom drove him to the E/R right away. That’s when we all learned about the “cardiac event.” Two stints were inserted, and he’s home a week later recovering. He is lucky to be alive.
The theme of this post is short and simple: what appears to be detours or obstacles in life, is life itself. What is happening today, right now, is what matters. Instead of thinking that our living abroad plans have been derailed, we are cherishing our time with family.
Aye’s father’s illness was a wake up call in many ways. For him, it’s about a lifestyle change. For us, it’s about not taking our family, or our personal health for granted. Em’s grandpa will be fine. As for the Got Passort family travel plans to Chiang Mai? It will happen when it happens, we just need to go with the flow and enjoy what today has to offer.