The sunset begins to fall on our last day of vacation in Colorado, and it's hard not to be a little sad. We've had such a wonderful, relaxing time here with lots of amazing fresh air, plenty of sleep, and a good deal of time spent just sitting on the porch reading and writing, and soaking up the beauty of our surroundings.
When you live in West Texas, which is generally brown and dry, everything seems emerald green here, as if you were wearing magical glasses! I can lay in bed in the morning and see two majestic mountain peaks right before me; at night they appear as huge looming shadows with a zillion twinkling stars above them.
A little way off in the distance you can see the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and it's hard to imagine that we are in the middle of summer. The days here have been warm and sunny, and the nights cool and great for sleeping.
As I sat writing at the kitchen table this morning, the window was open wide to let the breeze flow through the house, and I couldn't help but wish I always had such a lovely view to inspire me. I could easily write a book here, or at least some amazing stories. It's easy to write when you are far away from the stress and weariness of working a full-time job, along with all the uncertainty that is once again present there.
I am so deeply grateful for this time away together, it is exactly what we both needed to regroup and recharge our batteries. We've made some wonderful memories to treasure in our hearts forever, and in the back of my mind I keep thinking that maybe someday God will show us a way to live in a pretty place such as this while still earning enough money to keep the cats fed and the bills paid. What will be will be, it sure is nice to dream!
Tomorrow morning we'll begin the long drive home, traveling most the way, but planning to spend the night in Lubbock where we can enjoy an early Father's Day Dinner of crab legs with a gift card provided by my daughter. My son gave Papa Bear a gift card to cover all the gas for our trip, and we appreciate their thoughtfulness so much!
Please join us in prayers for a safe journey home and for renewed determination to face the days and weeks ahead. All vacations must come to an end, but not without acknowledging how very blessed I am to have Papa Bear in my life and to be able to share this wonderful place with him. Love is wonderful thing!