Friday, September 21, 2012

Extending Vacation










August 12, 2012

We returned yesterday from one of the best vacations we've ever had. We drove east for three hours and found ourselves at the edge of the earth with fishermen and sunbathers. We came home on Friday despite Mike's desire to stay til Saturday. Responsibility was calling.

So we left early and arrived home in time for lunch. We unpacked and began the laundry. But we extended our vacation with the Adventures of Tin Tin and ice cream crowded in our family room last night.

Suitcases had been tossed back into the attic on a miniature assembly line, and it's tempting to pack away most everything. But there's a few things I don't wan to put away after this simple family trip.

1. Adrian's music. Some of his tunes are making their way to my phone as we speak. They're energetic and motivational. The're invigorating and makes me happy.

2. Conversations just for the fun of it. Wish they could be in the middle of the ocean like they were last week, but they can happen in the middle of traffic or in the middle of loading the dishwasher.

3. Laughter. We had a lot of it at the beach. We need more of it at home.

4. Family devotion and family devotions. We have both at home, they just are much better when you aren't so aware of what time it is and don't have somewhere important to be.

5. Sunsets. They bring needed perspective if we're paying attention.

6. Time and space to explore. Routine, as necessary as it is, puts me on auto-pilot. I will fight for each day to be unique and abundant.

7. More magic. Delight and surprise is a wonderful response when things don't happen as you expected they would. We enjoyed the magic and illusions of Brandon Wagster, the son of old friends of ours. Worries and the cares of this world? Just an illusion -- so be of good cheer.

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September 21, 2012

I'm not sure why I didn't post this when I wrote it. I've missed this writing place, but I've been busy writing elsewhere and trying to fit in the items on my list up there. Sometimes the writing of it has to give way to the living of it because that's all that's all there's time for.

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