In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

July 26, 2010

National Lampoon's Vacation

VACATION!! Oh, how much I needed it. My family and I went to Texas for vacation for a week. The oil had not reached the area we were visiting which was wonderful. The fam loaded into the tahoe and started on our adventure.

This year...  there wasn't a shitastrophy if you can believe it. Vacation was nice. Very calm and relaxing. It was wonderful to get away and just spend time with the family. I think my favorite part was swimming in the pool. I'd lay on my back with my sunglasses on and just watch the clouds. I felt like I was five again on summer vacation with no worries or responsibilities. No bills or a house that needed cleaning... every once in a while those nagging thoughts would drift through my head but would just as easily be washed away with the calm cool water. This sounds so dumb but the clouds would arrange in negative forms reminding me of my regular daily life, and then just quickly as they would form, they'd change to a bunny or a flower.

The trip was pretty uneventful which, if you know anything about my family, is absurd. Our holidays are much like the National Lampoon movies, and our vacations are more like a pot of unnecessary pot holes on a road to Disneyland. {We can't find our hotel. Lost the make-up bag off the luggage rack. Forget to turn off the console light so the battery is dead, etc...}

But you know...... that's what I love about my family. We've weathered so many storms, jumped through so many hoops, dodged a couple of bullets, and even leaped head first into nothing but Faith. And this is just in our regular day-to-day life; what makes us think our vacations would be any different! These petty "mishaps" are what make all of our vacations/holidays something we always remember. They are the stories that we share with our friends. Now, we Scotts do get upset at these little inconveniences, but it never stops us from going on the next vacation or having Christmas with whole family or trying to see the fireworks on the 4th of July. That's what I love. We still try. We still try to spend time with each other knowing.....something will probably happen.

It was the first vacation we took since Bracken was born, and it really made me happy to be apart of my family. I can't wait for more vacations with the Scotts!! And, hopefully one day I can share and enjoy these family shitastrophies with a husband and children of my own.

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