we packed up the kids and met jim's parents for one night and day at the little cottage his grandfather built. none of us had been in five long years, and the unanticipated window of time there was an incredible and providential blessing.
time away. time together. time on the water.
the very best.
an ongoing record of God's goodness, #17-34
freedom from schedules and work calls, early morning meetings and late-night texts
luscious, lazy hours on the boat
baby giggles at sea breezes, cool on chubby cheeks
windswept wild-child hair
celebrating grammy's birthday
naps for all
rainbow-hued sailboats and water like glass
seashells in little hands
sand in toes
dining al fresco
tiny-faced, fuzzy raccoons, asleep in treetops
feeding stale bread to greedy-mouthed carp (more than you could--or would want--to imagine!)
over-excited kids who kept it together
scattered, glittered glimpses of fireworks across our trek home
both kids sleeping in this morning, recovering from adventure and missed bedtimes
and naps to boot, while mama enjoys the quiet here:)
"Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
hear me, that your soul may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful love promised to David. (Isaiah 55:1-2)
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