So, here I am again, been a while. What’s my excuse? I hate excuses, it makes way for lies. So what’s mine, my excuse, that is? Nothing! I just hadn’t wanted to write anything so there you go the truth and not a lie. Do you ever just get tired of keeping up with everything? I bet you do.

So I just wanted to check in and fill in my months since my last post in May. Life took many turns with me and my family. Had lots of events some good, some bad. You are saying so what else is new, me too! It does seem where ever I go we are all facing something. Maybe coming out of “one”, going into to “one” or in the middle of “one”. We are all so a like with our paths and how we take it all in dealing with the things life brings around. I once heard someone say if the Violin has no stress on the strings it want make beautiful sounds. Life is full of stresses and our lives can make beautiful music if we let it.

We just got back from taking a time out and it was just what the doctor ordered. People in the people business/ ministry get so caught up in the issues of others in the care giving arena we give and give until one day we are running on empty. That was what happened to us. I can’t say we haven’t been there before. You would think one would recognize it and stop before it catches up with you.

We took a trip last week, just got in the car drove north, didn’t stop until we wanted to and you want believe this, 10 hours later we were way up the road. I felt like I was doing something wrong and would get in trouble for it. It felt like we were running away and would soon be caught. It felt so nice, we laughed, cried, listened to music looked at God’s beautiful creation and let out a breath that felt like we had been holding for several months. And you know what? You that know us, know we are a close couple… Phil and I. We are together 24/7 and even though that is true we can not even know what is going on in each other’s lives. We did something that felt so good…we talked! I felt like I was on a first date getting to know my husband of 46 years, 10 months and 5 days. We only took off a week but what a cure for what was going on inside of us. It does help to take a step back, take a deep breath and just exhale….. BIG!

So until another time I am out of here to do some more, will check in later. Like the old saying goes, “don’t look for me until you see me coming”……