Life upside down is a term that is used by people quite often. And no doubt, when it is used, their life has usually, truly been turned upside down. That term was made personal for us when Bear was diagnosis with epilepsy that was actually caused by a brain tumor. It was hard to watch her struggle during this time and we of course debated termination early to spare her. But then we would watch her in the yard and in the house, her quality of life wasn't terminal yet. She would delight in the smallest of pleasures and a roll in the yard was pure rapture for her. That was Life Upside Down for her and that is when the term was adopted for her and us. At that time it became a battle cry, a gauge, and a solace.
That was 6 years ago and since her passing we have gone through other things that would be given the Life Upside Down classification. Yes, it means for us that our lives have been turned upside down and we have had to bare things we would not have chosen. However, for us now, with the classification comes the coping mechanism
Bear taught us. To delight in the smallest of pleasures and roll with pure rapture. That is our Life Upside Down.