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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Life's a ride alright!

One of my favorite quotes from one of my Top Five Fave movies. "PARENTHOOD"

Grandma: 'You know, when I was 19 your Grandpa took me on a roller coaster.
Gil: 'Oh?'
Grandma: 'Up and down, up and down. Oh! What a ride!
Gil: 'Gee, what a great story.....'
Grandma: 'I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, and so excited and so thrilled all together!
Some.........didn't like it.
They went on the merry-go-round.
That just goes around and around.
I like the roller coaster.
You get more out of it'

P and I have been riding a Mother of a roller-coaster this past week. Frightening? Check. Sick to our stomachs scared? Check. Check that one twice.

P was offered a position that could have taken us away from our beloved haven back to Alberta-Edmonton to be exact. EDMONTON!

Out came paper and pen. Two columns ensued. Pros and cons. They matched up evenly on both sides. Whatever we gave up in Victoria-we made up for in Edmonton.

We were prepared to stand united and once again hop onto the roller coaster.

Fatefully-we didn't HAVE to.

Gratefully-we shared our dilemma with the people who matter most to us and again respectfully we listened....

We didn't get the opportunity to be with 'old' friends and family again....
But we did learn that 'new' friends hold us dear in their hearts too.

Yep, it was scary , but so well worth the ride.


  1. Wow! That must have been a crazy time indeed. Hope it was a worthwhile process though and validated your choice to stay in Victoria!

  2. Marge, FANTASTIC blog entry so well written! I love the new title, the new theme and the new colours. Keep writing you have such a gift. And at the risk of sounding "like one of those people" though platitudes are not usually my style...your boobs have not dropped to my complete disgust but sit right up and merrily wave hello! xxx