A Note from Juliet
Hi, It’s Juliet. Jordan told me from the start that I can add to the blog anytime. Until now, I haven't felt like writing, but today I do. I am incredibly impressed by and proud of my daughter for telling our story and for her truly great photography. Her skills and dedication intimidate me a tiny bit. Isn’t she super cool!
This adventure came from a comment Jordan made to me while Cardie was getting sicker. She was so frustrated that this was happening and said “Mom, all she wanted was to ride around in an RV!” Cardie and I had been looking at RVs and watching Going RV for a couple of years. Our retirement plan was to do what Jordan and I are doing right now. As Jordan said before, we are fully aware of how lucky we are. Many people experience a loss like ours and have to get right back to work on Monday. The timing for me of losing my job and less than a week later, losing Cardie, changed my life plan. We lost too much but we are trying to make lemonade out of this mess. I have learned that grown up Jordan is really good to spend time with. She is tolerant of my ability to stress out, get tired and be profoundly sad. She has kept me laughing. She tricks me into feeding Phoebe and doing all sort of other little doggie chores by telling me that Phoebe LOVES how Nana cleans her feet, drys her off, carries her…you get it. Huck Finn anyone? Cardie would be in cahoots with her. She mentions Aunt Cardie as if she were around the corner. And she makes me laugh - hard and often. And so do many of you. I am so grateful for all our friends - your texts, calls and emails are the BEST!
I said at Cardie’s Celebration of Life that I was lucky to have her. She was my sister, my best friend, my advocate, my nag, my personal shopper and lots more. She also made me laugh. I hate it that she is not here with Jordan and me. I am also very lucky to have a daughter that will jump in a huge truck and roll along with me, laughing and keeping Cardie’s memory alive. We miss her terribly. And, we are enjoying our adventure.