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Sunday, 12 August 2012

After All This

After all the miles we drove, and after we were delayed at the border for almost three hours.

After arriving late because the GPS we were using was set for the scenic route, and missing Casting Crowns.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS_4VAX1a_A&feature=related

After we've left the Dad's to set up alone and we've run crazy, through the dark, in a theme park we've never been to just to realize it is way bigger than first imagined.

After a new day dawns , and we ride more rides than a child can dream of, and we've attended sensational concerts and listened to powerful speakers who've challenged and encouraged us.

After I've pined just a little; that second daughter was not able to join us for this...


After we're on the road towards home and we've stopped at a mall which has a Macy's and JC Penny and we've proved once again that shopping IS an art.(especially on a time crunch)
After we've had a late dinner and we pull into our drive this side of midnight,

After coffee next morning and I've marvelled at how everything has grown  and I've popped in to see my mother-in-law next door and tell her about our trip.
After the laundry has been washed, dried and folded, after we've tackled some of the weeds that threaten to besiege the place, with a fury.

After we've gathered, husked and blanched all that corn...

                                                    I pause, I place the flowers on the table in
                an attempt to replicate the calm I feel.



          I reflect on the wonderful vacation,time spent with friends,memories to treasure.

                                            As life's wheel, moves ever forward.


  1. I am away again this week, to help cook at a camp ,thank-you for stopping by.
    Have a blessed day.

  2. Ooh it sounds wonderful and full!
    Its so good to get away for a bit with the family isn't it Lucy...and then "after" there's no place like home.

    Deborah xo

  3. Oh I love those sunflowers... and the note you share about using that moment to reflect the calm you were feeling. I like your effort... it worked!


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