A path to the light has been found, a new beginning has emerged from all the pain. I can not begin to tell you all that the last couple of weeks has brought to me. Another doctors appointment and Kim coming to the Big Easy!
First thing first Kim (aka Astrid) came to stay with me in NOLA! I can't tell you how excited I was for her to come. I was like a giddy little school girl the whole time, waiting impatiently. When she finally arrived Robbie & I swooped her up and took her for a stroll in downtown. I do say I wish we would have had more time there as we were having a grand time. We visited shops, saw the sites, watched local dancers & musicians, revisited places from the Tomboy years and made great plans. It was a magical day and I was so happy she got to meet all the wonderful people in my life.
We went through our checklists for the doctor because...we forget. I teased her about her "SURPRISE" after we left the doctor...I know she was so excited that I planned this without her knowing anything! We talked and talked about everything and anything. It was a great drive there!
She broke out her list and started firing questions as I took notes in the corner...again we forget. Then it was my turn and I started firing away with my questions and Kim was in the corner taking notes. We came and accomplished the goals we set out for our recovery and left with our hopes and hearts filled! I have to say each visit to see him is very emotional. We laugh, we cry and we PRAY! Words can not express the true depth of how much I have been blessed to have Kim & our LLMD in my life. They are both truly an inspiration and my saviors. All three of us will do great things...you just wait and see!
We finally arrived at The Paragon Casino!!
On our way home we were passing an old PIGGLY WIGGLY and we both looked at each other and said "I haven't seen one in ages, lets go!" So, we went and in that split second decision changed the course of our lives forever.
We went in to buy some shirts and ended up making some new friends. Kim was telling the ladies all about Lyme and I was talking with the cashier and coming up aisle 8 was a Cajun as true as they come. He was speaking in that Cajun tongue and my messed up brain was having a hard time keeping up. He then asked me if I knew God's name...and I just looked puzzled. He then said God's name is HOWARD.
I turned and looked at Kim and said you have to hear this. One thing led to another and before we knew it we were in the back of the store where he was smoking some turkey necks. It smelled sooo good. He was so sweet and asked if we had time and I said of course. He said to meet him upfront and so we headed up.
On aisle 8 of the Piggly Wiggly a new mission and dream was born.
I can not tell you the details of this yet but you will know all about it shortly.
After a short while he came up aisle 8 bearing a big gift. He had brought us some yummy ribs to take home for dinner. Now Kim and I both know he bought those for us and we are truly grateful for his generosity because he did not have to. One of those moments in life when you know a kind and giving soul and makes you feel the urge to Pay It Forward! Thank you for showing us your true soul, we love ya Mr. Gautreaux!! <3
There will be more to come on all the developments but just keep this in mind BIG things are happening for these two ladies...BIG DREAMS COMING TRUE! Our path to the light has begun.