Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to take a moment to talk about this year and the future of “A Pagan Heart” and “Ramblings”…

Not everyone follows me on Facebook so some of you may not be aware of what’s been going on…

It has been a rollercoaster of a year …

After a few years on the market we finally sold our house at the beginning of June and started getting ready to build our new house this past Summer.

Those plans changed and we moved into an apartment and put our house plans on hold for a couple years because things got crazy.

I have the honor of living with two wonderful women whom I love and care for very much … since around January, our roommate Alta had been having trouble with her arms and legs … pain and nerve problems …

After several scans and tests, the doctors started treating her condition as a critical spinal cord injury … they operated on her neck in the middle of August taking out bone from 5 vertebrae and putting in screws and plates to stabilize her neck …

About this time, my wife Sandy had a follow-up from an operation she had last year … The doctor saw something that didn’t look right … after sending some tissue for biopsy it came back positive for a rare form of Cancer … She went in for surgery at the beginning of October to have it removed.

Alta’s surgery was successful on helping with her arms, but not her legs …

Her legs have progressively been getting worse and she had more scans done at the end of October and middle of November … she’s goes in for surgery tomorrow morning for spinal decompression on several of her lower back vertebrae.

So here’s the thing … The Universe is STILL looking out for us …

It would be really easy to get depressed and worry and go “Why is this happening to us?”…

All three of us have stayed positive and while it has been a stressful year, here are the things that have gone right.

We sold our house! … It allowed us to pay off our land which we now own outright … we were able to pay off a car and several other bills which has helped with finances … our apartment is costing us $100’s less than our mortgage … and truthfully, if we had still been living in our old house, we would have lost it to the bank because of all our added bills.

Alta’s first surgery was successful! … She has more and more feeling and strength back in her arms and is starting to slowly get feelings back into her hands…

Sandy’s surgery was successful! … They were able to cut out the cancer with clean edges and they did a lymph node dissection to check if the cancer had spread and it came back negative. She still has to go in for 3 month checkups for a while, yet the doctor said this was the best outcome and she didn’t need to have radiation or chemo.

Life is FULL of twists and turns … things can change in a moment and you never know how things will change tomorrow … It’s import to love life, love each other and weather the storms together … Life is what you do today, in this moment … not yesterday, not tomorrow … just today, because that’s what we have … you can plan things out, yet it’s important to be able to change your plans because crap happens … sometimes a LOT of crap.

It has been a rough year of a lot of change … our savings are gone, our house is gone…

..and we still wake up and greet each day loving each other and loving life 🙂 …

Friends have helped us tremendously throughout this year and we thank them with all our hearts …

We have a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and food in the fridge … that is more than a lot of people have, and we truly know how blessed we are…

So, for now, my podcasts are going away for a while … my recording equipment is packed in storage and my family comes first … time just will not allow me to record a proper podcast …

The website will still be up and I may post a blog post from time to time and I will post it on the podcast feed like this one …

the podcast feed will still be up and my old episodes will still all be there to listen…

How long before new episodes? …

I don’t know…

a year…

maybe two …

but I WILL still be on Facebook and I’ll put links to my pages at the end of this post.

Thank you to all of you for listening to my ramblings these past years.

~ Robert (Greywolf) Webber Chipman

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