Well, we are now home!
If I could have planned this holiday, I think I would not have.
On second thought, having gone through the last three weeks – I couldn’t have planned a better holiday.
I had opportunity to work with my wife, assisting her in her chosen career of house painting. I was given time at a cabin to rest. I spent time with family – learning new family history while helping to arrange a funeral.
Was this all rest? No. There were times where I felt exhausted.
Was this all happiness and good times? No. The funeral of a sister-in-law I had known for decades can be draining.
How will I express my thoughts on holidays when I am asked? I think I will talk of family bonding, of service and of pleasure. Of a new view into the life of others. And of God’s grace in planning what I could never have planned!