Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Refreshed.....



I am home again after a weekend away at camp. The weather was fabulous and so early morning was such a treat. Kylie and I got up at six both mornings and went for a fabulous walk on the beach the first morning and then out on the road the second. What a gift to be able to get up early and get out and enjoy the beauty of creation, listening to the sounds of the world waking up, the lobster boats out hoping for a good haul, and good conversation with a good friend. We even found deer tracks on the sand. As we were sitting up at the lodge after out first walk, we looked back out towards the ocean and were so excited to see "seals" swimming by. There were so very many. We decided that we should run down and get a closer look. Of course, upon closer examination, we discovered that they were in fact ducks. Either way, it was fun.

The speaker was stellar, sharing so honestly about her life and the tragedies she has suffered being widowed not once, but twice. Yet through all of this she is full of joy. What an inspiration to see someone who is able to move beyond the pain and embrace life, moving forward day by day, sharing nothing but love with all she meets.

I even slept well which doesn't always happen when away from home. I was able to return home refreshed , rejuvinated and eager to start the first day of the rest of my life with a much more positive attitude and a closer relationship with God. Instead of getting weighed down with doubt and guilt and all the rest, I am going to have a change of attitude. One of thanksgiving and praise. What a relief! The food of course was incredible and I am coming home with more recipes. That of course is always a good thing.

The kids had a great time while I was gone, and although they all have colds, they all seem to be in better spirits too. My allergies are going crazy, but the joy of the gardens is far outweighing the itchy eyes and I continue to plug away.

Tomorrow night Craig and I go to Evita and I can't wait!

Cheers for the opportunity to get away and regroup, refresh, and revitalize oneself! life is so much sweeter now!

9 comments:

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

right on the water!!!
sounds like a wonderful get-away

Little Brother said...

Sounds like you had a great trip sis!

Perri said...

It's always good to recharge! Glad you had a good trip.

Cori said...

You look so refreshed! I am now reminded that I should also get away to re-new all of me.

Jamie Dawn said...

You look so pretty! I'm glad your weekend was wonderful, and that your kids were well cared for.
My hubby and both kids have been sick with a combination of allergies and some kind of bug that makes them cough a lot.
My daughter got some medicine today from the doc so we can be sure she will feel well for our trip.
We arrive in Montreal on Monday and will be out sight seeing on Tuesday. We fly to Toronto on Wed morning.
I am sending you an email.

Patricia said...

oh my gosh i feel like i was there, walking the beach with you. it sounds wonderful.

water always seems to do this for me. it's relaxing and puts me in a space of awe and wonder like nothing else. i'm glad you got so much out of your trip.

Karen said...

What a wonderful experience for you. It sounds like it really did you some good. You must have needed to get away.

carol said...

Good for you!
A get-away is always wonderful!

So, what are the recipes? Some good stuff to share???

WalshSenior said...

Hi Alison,
Want to go to SUSSEX?