Patricia and M.O. Shepard at the Dickson Country Club - it had to have been the 70's!
This summer has been an emotional one. My family lost the matriarch and patriarch of the Shepard clan, within 8 weeks of each other. My grandparents were so special to me; they helped to instill the love for travel. They were always on the go somewhere! Now I imagine they are exploring some far off place together, hand in hand.
I have enjoyed visiting with them in between jaunts this summer and sharing pictures from the pyramids, and stories from Central America. My Nana's eyes lit up at the pictures I showed her, and she proudly told the other ladies at the Nursing Home that "her granddaughter was going to England!" before we left for the start of our trip. I am so thankful for them, and for the fact that Ethan and I were able to spend time with them both.
Time. Is. Invaluable.
If I ever doubt our decision to take a career break and travel, with all the trials and tribulations that have come with it, I then think about time that you can't get back, and realize we made the right decision. I am so grateful.
September 2008 at our wedding!
I love you!