My real estate investment companies collapsed. It felt like an explosion that was heard around the world. I was devastated in body, soul and spirit. I wondered if I would literally survive the outcome of this adventure. I’m told, many men at my age with this pressure do not survive. I was in a pressure cooker with incredible need for relief. I wasn’t sleeping. I periodically had tightness in my chest. Mentally, I wondered if I was going to collapse. I know the struggle was incredibly difficult for Cora and our extended family, also.
In God’s grace, Cora’s mom and dad asked if we’d like to go on an Alaskan cruise with them. We had frequent flyer points to cash in and they had a travel agent’s voucher to redeem. God was so incredibly good to allow us to temporarily escape the pressure being exerted on my family and I while finding peace away from very real threats. The cruise provided the perfect opportunity to relax and allow God to replenish our empty cups. Some say a ten day cruise is too long. I’d be ok with a lifetime cruise.
“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought”.