There seems to have been a whirlwind
of activity and busy-ness in my neck of the woods lately
Getting the kids ready for school, buying books, supplies and fall clothes
getting them to and from school
I feel like setting the reset button again
Not to mention soccer season
my oldest is a varsity H.S coach on the week days + he plays games each weekend
my 2 younger both on different teams at two different times in two different places in the valley
we feel pulled in different directions
I honestly sometimes long for the stillness of winter
But as a family we always make time for the outdoors
we escape to the forest or to the lake to unwind
No mountains of laundry
mountains to climb
just beautiful lakes to wash away your worries
I have stood by this lake many times and laughed so hard my sides hurt
cried my eyes out in grief of loosing my father
watch my children swim
watch my mother swim...in October
celebrated many birthdays
fish and catch snakes
eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner
We do not have a cabin nor do we have family in the US to visit
...but we have this beautiful place of refuge to recharge
even our children have such an appreciation for nature and the outdoors
it's a good thing I have been so steadfast of nixing the coveted x box and video games
forging ahead leading them outdoors all year round...no excuses...their mama is Norwegian
we play out side rain or shine.
they somehow have grown to accept it and expect it
This natural wonder offers space to ponder, laugh, share stories and secrets even cry...
but mostly feel...
feel part of something so big and so special as this majestic spot on this beautiful earth.
A place to appreciate what our forefathers preserved for us to enjoy for generations...
a place to be kind ....and unwind.
Do have a special spot where you can breathe and unwind?