This has been a truly delightful time. I am so grateful. My smile is back and my heart is light. Even with the temptation of an additional night away--thank you Dad--I feel renewed and ready to return. I have one more special thing I get to do before I leave, coffee with tonia, and then I will be on the road.
I have written, read, slept, sketched, painted, walked, talked, been silent, taken oodles of pictures, pampered myself, enjoyed wine and chocolates, and generally just done what I have wanted. Even better is that my Heart has been free to sing, pray, praise and delight in it all.
I am thinking and praying about how to cling lightly to all of this when I return. There's the rub. And yet I feel I will be able to somehow. And I might just have to make that Stuffed French Toast with Berry Compote like I just enjoyed for breakfast.