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BestillEvery February we have a family vacation, retreating to the mountains of New Mexico, for fun, relaxation, good, old-fashioned “down time.”  This year was no different, except for the fact that hubby and I are older and feeling it from the top of our heads to the bottom of our feet.

We made good time getting to our destination.  However, the real test came when we tried to haul all the food and bags up the stairs of the cabin in high altitude.  We were both out of breath before our feet stepped out of the car.

The good news is we (well, not actually “we”, more like “he”) survived the unpacking.  We were very grateful we had an entire day to recuperate before all the kids and grandkids showed up.  I’ve said before, our family is like herding a bunch of cats, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Subsequent days were spent resting, reading, relaxing, rejuvenating.  Our annual “Minute to Win It” games were again a huge success.  At some point, we are getting so good at the games, we could host our own YouTube version.

The unpacking on our return home was much easier than going.  This was fortunate, as I geared up to handle all the normal tasks at hand and get back into my “groove.”

I’m thankful I had this time away, to reflect on what’s truly important, and to “be still and know who God is.”  When I went to the doctor, I received some unexpected news.

But that’s for another time.  Until then …


Psalm 46:10    “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Tagged: family, God, mountains, New Mexico, reinvigorate, relax, vacation

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