We've spent the last few days on vacation, another precious few days with the cousins and Grammy.
On the way here, we read this book: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basis E. Frankweiler, a book I hadn't read in a long while. Zeal loved it! As we got to the end of the book, we came across this passage (don't worry, it won't spoil the book or tell of the storyline at all):
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you. It's the same as going on a vacation. Some people spend all their time on a vacation taking pictures so that when they get home they can show their friends evidence that they had a good time. They don't pause to let the vacation enter inside of them and take that home."
So here's the part we are carrying with us as we end this journey, some of which we captured on film, and some is just inside:
Climb on your goofy older cousin's back when you need to see, or just want to be a little closer to him.
Stop to smell the flowers, and then step back and just appreciate them because, yes, the bees are out!
Smile a goofy smile. Everybody loves to see you smile.
And then put your camera away for a while so you can enjoy each other to the fullest!
See you tomorrow, for then we will be back in our cozy home for a spell.