We are about to embark on a journey. A journey of soul searching, of adventure, of uncertainties. There are some people in our lives who do not understand. Actually “some” is an understatement. Most people do not understand. They seem excited for us. They ask questions, and seem interested, but they think we are “crazy.” I guess living in an RV, and working seasonally is risky to some. We’ve had a hard time easing our fears, and accepting that we are making the right decision for our life. Well, that was until last week. I was always told that sometimes people come into your life to show you the way. I never fully believed it until we met Jack.
After months of searching for an RV, we began to be discouraged. It seemed like we would never find what we were looking for. Out of the blue a friend that we hadn’t talked to in a long time called and told us about an ad in a newspaper that we rarely read. This ad not only led us to our new home, but let us know that we are on the right path. The worries that we were making a big mistake were eased when we met Jack.
Jack and his wife were like most Americans. They worked good jobs, lived in the suburbs, raised a family, and dreamed of a life of traveling during retirement. They saved and sacrificed thought their adulthood for their “golden years.” Well, life doesn’t always work the way you plan it to. Jack’s wife got sick, and died a year after buying the RV. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Jack himself was diagnosed with cancer a year after her death. He kept the RV for a couple of years, hoping for a recovery. I started to tear up when he told us that a recovery wasn’t going to be possible. Life’s plan had failed him.
I know some of you may be thinking, “wow a blog about buying a dieing man’s RV”. Jack has given us something very special. After telling us his horrible story, he looks my husband in the eyes and simply says, “Don’t wait. Don’t wait for the future. The future doesn’t always turn out the way you want it to.”
Right then we knew we were making the right choice.