This occasion usually causes Kim and I to talk about the past year. It always amazes us where we are and what we are doing. This year has to be the most amazing of all. If you had told us a year ago that we would be living on our boat in the Florida keys after sailing her through the open gulf from Tampa Bay, we wouldn't have believed you.
We think back to all of the things we had to do to make this happen. It was brutally hard at times, but amazingly gratifying to accomplish each step along the way.
We are very proud of our ability to start with a dream, and then develop a plan to make that dream a reality. Then comes the hard part, execution of the plan. We often have to develop contingencies because circumstances change or are not what we expect and we have to come up with a new strategy. We thought we wanted to buy that Cabo Rico in Ft. Lauderdale, but clearly that was not his plan. We do believe that we must take the initiative, but in the end, it is God's plan we follow. The good news he gives us hints along the way to help us find the right path.
Enough for now, I will leave you with a few memories from the past year.
|Paddling with alligators in Central Florida. January 2019|
|Kim and I standing on the edge of Mt. Nebo in Arkansas March 2019|
|Sailing our boat for the first time. July 2019|
|Preparing SHIFT for hurricane Dorian, that thankfully missed us. September 2019|
|That amazing morning leaving Fort Myers Beach November 2019|