Today, I sit in the comfort of our home filled with spaces where I go for solitude, stillness, and serenity; and, I am grateful for this restful and peaceful environment.
However, fond memories linger of the time spent this summer with laughing, happy, and active children.
Within two months, I went on three trips:
- Wisconsin: Four Days – Grandson’s 8th Grade Graduation
- Wisconsin: Five Days – July 4th Family Celebration
- Massachusetts: Seven Days – Mother-Daughter Vacation in Martha’s Vineyard
This placed a heavy burden on our credit card. But, during these visits, I was uplifted in the presence of my family and friends; but most of all the children.
In a little over two months, I will celebrate my 73rd birthday. During this last season of life, I value the time spent with loved ones. To me, it outweighs money. Hubby might disagree. Okay, let’s be honest, he does. In past years, when I go with the girls to Martha’s Vineyard, he visits our son in Milwaukee. This year, after the first two visits to Milwaukee, he stayed at home.
My Cherished Vacation Photos
Throughout the year, I will visit my Vacation 2014 Photo Albums. I will reminisce about the days filled with “Happiness in The Presence of Children.
“When children come together to play and laugh, they are surrounded in clouds of happiness. And, these same clouds will expand to surround those of us who are privileged to be in their presence.” (SeasonedSistah2)