April was an exciting time – it was my sons school holiday and we had taken 10 days off work. I scoured the internet and contacted many resorts and carefully planned a 6 day trip to Kerala – three nights at Munnar and two nights at Thekkady. We’d planned to start the trip from Kodaikanal and had booked a reliable cab to take us on this road trip. It had been more than a year since we had taken a good vacation and we desperately needed time off from work. I grabbed some great deals and after some hard bargaining, everything was ready – train and bus tickets, reservations, an extra car seat.
On our way to my parents home I realised my dad was unwell. Sadly it meant I had to take him to hospital and it turned out to be a 5 week admission in hospital. He slowly got better after 2 surgeries, but that meant our vacation fell apart. I lost some money in the reservations, cancelled tickets for a partial refund and spent nights in a hospital bed instead of having a vacation. While this tired me out, I was glad my dad could get back to life and home.
Work was busy and JJ started school. Lots of exciting times, but no vacation in sight. I still looked up Munnar and Thekkady and dreamt of a time when we could visit these lovely places again. Munnar was where we had our honeymoon and we were very keen on staying at the same resort we did 8 years ago.
I guess sometimes life doesn’t go the way you want it to. But I still believe that the only reason something doesn’t work out well is if there is something better awaiting. And so the wait for that “something better” started. Was it time to start planning again…… ?