A peaceful moment is what every soul needs a moment where you have that real deep feeling of letting all the air out of your body and just plain relaxing contentment. Two Fridays ago was a spur of the moment happy lucky moment. My daughter wanted to get out of the house and not just a trip to a doctors office so I suggested lets explore San Marcos where she had moved to about four months ago.I was driving my daughter around and I told her about a park called Double Peak park in San Marcos where you have a great view of North County. So with Megan on the cell phone little Jack strapped in his car seat and me driving we went in search of the highest point in San Marcos.Megan navigated I drove. It was an easy drive up a very long hill! We could see one of the hospitals Megan had been at four months ago.We saw the San Marcos University on the side of us and lots of new homes and then at the top a great view all the way to the ocean. Megan couldn't walk to the very top so I grabbed Jacks little hand and we walked up the last one hundred yards. Now little Jack is going thru a phase where I swear he thinks we don't know how to take care of him. As we walked up the last part little Jack kept informing me Nana I can't climb mountains! Well I told him we just did.
As I looked down at Megan looking at the sites of the city we both came up with a brilliant idea lets go to the ocean. So we plopped back in the car and drove away thank God for cell phones with directions I thought.
We arrived in Carlsbad and looked for the nearest point with access to the beach without much walking. Megan has gone from unable to walk without a walker to now a AFO that is a brace she wears to keep her foot from turning in. Megan has taken months to regain her core strength and just sitting up for any length of time like driving to a doctors office would wipe her out.So this was a big deal! What others take for granted is a huge challenge for her.Just think how hard it would be to learn to walk again not once but three times in the last five or six years.It's amazing how hard you can work trying to catch up on what you have lost.
I have usually gone to beaches like La Jolla shores it never seemed loud but this little beach you could hear the crashing surf as it hit the shore with a sound like soft thunder .The crashing waves made you have to speak up to be heard.At first little Jack was terrified. Jack informed me he can't go to the beach he can't swim!
We slowly walked thru the uneven sand and up to the beautiful oceans edge with our toes touching the great Pacific Ocean in the wet sand and such a victory.
I forgot how wonderful the Ocean is there were seagulls,pelicans and happily very few people.We sat there collecting small broken shells the sea spray in our faces it was such a beautiful feeling four months of pure worry to just fade for a moment and enjoy the sun baked rays and gazing at the vast Ocean. I felt so little. One moment we were at Twin Peaks park and then thirty minutes later sitting on the Carlsbad beach all in one day.
I have never seen dolphins in the ocean. My Dad had a sailboat and we never saw them as we sailed around San Diego.In all my years I have only seen dolphins at Sea World. This was little Jacks first trip to the beach and he saw Dolphins!
As I reflected on last week I thought what are the chances of seeing Dolphins so close to shore.What a blessing the day was.
Update well this week has been crazy Fire central!
Megan lives on the edge of San Marcos and this last week we got caught up in the the road closures as the fire was bouncing around San Marcos near Twin Peaks where we were stuck in a line of cars that became the evacuation zone while coming back from a doctor appointment in Encinitas.
he waited for mom and a trip to the library notice
Thomas the train in his hand!
Taken off a news site we were behind the fire stuck in a line of cars!
Anyhow I didn't want to be on the freeway because of all the congestion and the nine fires . Instead we were stuck in a long line of cars that were bring turned around as fire trucks maneuvered around all the cars sirens blazing!. We could see as the fire was growing larger with the black smoke! The fire was on the side of us behind the hill we could see the dark smoke not the flames but not sure how close it was. It was nerve racking time in Southern California My daughters husbands work was evacuated as we were stuck in the hill behind the fire in the long line of cars. Freeways were being closed left and right and it took us two hours to get home when we were already in San Marcos! At the top of the hill I could tell the sheriffs were not sure what was going on and were waiting for instructions on what to do since it was happening rather quickly. Finally the sheriff made us and the long line of cars turn around and go down the hill. It was crazy I thought they should be stopping people at the bottom of the hill! Luckily Megan lives on the opposite hill from the fire so we only had to worry about the Fallbrook fire after we got home.
We were just up those roads enjoying the view a week ago. It's hard to believe one week later some of those homes were burned up.
.Here is some good news thanks to prayers!
The goods news is Megan's doing better and slowly recovering from her bad MS exasperation and her neurologist said how good she is doing from when he saw her initially in the hospital four months ago. He stated it's practically a miracle that she was not in a wheelchair permanently.Megan has a way to go but it was a great news to hear! Just two weeks ago she was using her walker all the time. Hugs Cheri
Next week rug hooking group yea!
So behind on my rug!