Can you imagine it? Beautiful sunshine, sandy beaches, refreshing pool, good food, air-conditioned hotel room, great friends. Too bad I spent the first half of it in a bad mood. I don't know what my deal was. Maybe it was because Ryan was sick, and I couldn't help but remember June of 2012 (the last time we were at this hotel) when Ryan was sick with dengue fever. Or maybe it was because we forgot to load the suitcase that had all of Megann and Addie's clothes in it into the car before we left. Or maybe it was because I was so incredibly exhausted from having three Thanksgivings the weekend before we left. It's hard to know.
|Aren't they cute?! That's pretty much what they looked like all weekend!|
But the speaker at the retreat spoke about Sabbath, and our physical, mental, and spiritual need for rest. It was sooo good. So, as Advent season begins, this family is going to be taking things slow. A lot of really good things are not going to make it on the calendar, and that's okay. We've had an unbelievable year, in so many ways. We need time to think, time to reflect, time to enjoy being together.
|It was pretty sunny!|
|Fun with friends|