Tuesday, June 24, 2014

finding rest

We've been in Maui since Friday.  It's been something we've been looking forward to for the last several weeks.  Counting down the last days of school meant that one day after that we'd be headed to paradise.  We made plans.  Thought of all the things we wanted to do.  The places we wanted to visit.  The food and treats we wanted to eat.  And when we got here, everything seemed perfect...the weather, the condo, the views.  And then on our second day, Claire got sick.  And not just a runny nose.  A full-on fever.

So Sunday we stayed in.  All.day.  Hoping that rest would make it better.  Hoping that by the next day she'd be well enough to do the things we'd planned...kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling.  Nope.  She still sick.  Tonight is the night she was supposed to be going to my college BFF's house to spend the night with her daughter so that they could become BFF's.  We're supposed to be sitting on the beach, soaking up the sun, jumping in the waves when we get too hot.

But instead, we're resting.  Not in the way I'd planned, but this is how it's worked out.  And...finally...I'm good with that.  Afterall, isn't that what vacation is for?

So for now, we're finding rest.  We're relaxing.  We're enjoying every minute of being together.  And I wouldn't want it any other way.

1 comment:

Ember Grey. said...

aww!! I hope she feels better soon! I suppose if there's any perfect place to really rest, it would be Maui ;)