Dear Vacation,

Stepping back, that’s what you feel like.  You are not about visiting famous places, or jam packing my days with adventures, even though that has its appeal. And you are  not about going to exotic places, or eating the fanciest meals, even though that is delightful to me.


You really are all about stepping back from the everyday routine so that I can realize the value of the everyday once more. You are a gift from God to reenergize my heart by breathing deep and remembering to listen with it; slowing down and looking, really looking with that heart of mine, and opening myself to speak with it. 

And when we dance together, you and I, you have a way to entice me to love life even more, and you know just how to make me ready to let you go so that I can run back with arms open wide to the place I left to be with you.

You make me come full circle, and for that I am thankful.

Dear Vacation, thank you for all that you are to me. 


Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home, SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home, Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, Extraordinay, Lessons from Ivy, Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday, Finding Joy, WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays