I've missed y'all.
I've been on vacation and playing catch-up so I haven't had time to write.
|The Friends Fountain in Central Park|
Do you know the best time to travel by car through Washington DC? July 4th. We never hit any traffic and made great time to our destination, the Jersey Shore. We stayed at a great B & B in Avon by the Sea. The owners were super accommodating and the view of the ocean across the road was fabulous. I met a new friend. We have so much in common that my hubby said, "Y'all are like sisters from a different mother." My heart smiles when I think of our brief time together and I look forward to staying in touch.
|Chinatown, New York|
The next day we headed to Long Island for a family wedding and met lots of nice folks. It was so great to catch up with family members who we haven't seen in a long while.
Sunday morning, we made our way to NYC and hung out for the day. We went to the Chelsea Market, walked around the 911 site, toured St. Paul's Church, visited China Town, and Times Square. But my favorite was the Central Park Pedicab tour. Our guide was super informative, had a great sense of humor, and even took decent photographs.
The time away was awesome. But Dorothy was right—there's no place like home. I missed my Moose pup, the Bloom girls, and my bed.
While traveling, I pondered the human spirit and how some of us like to go to new places and do new things. We enjoy seeing how others live, eating new foods, and trying new adventures. And then we are fortunate enough to come back home where familiarity rules and the mundane refreshes us.
This is how I imagine it will be when we arrive in Heaven. New and exciting—but also—a homecoming of sorts.
Why? Because we will be reconnected to Him who breathed the breath of life into us. We will be safe and secure. Loved and accepted. Peace will rule in our hearts.
Heaven. Just imagine. No traffic, no GPS, no aching feet. Only the never-ending-adventure-vacation-homecoming with the King of Kings. Home, at last.
Now it's your turn.
How's your summer going? Have you had any time off or been on any trips lately? Do you have any planned? Please leave a comment and enjoy your summer.