Ah,what a relaxing evening. We wound slowly around the,snacking along the way,
in different parts of the world.
To end the evening with one of the most amazing firework display.
I like his white marking right behind the left front leg. What a handsome guy. Look at the swish of his tail. Each time we camp at Fort Wilderness Campground, we visit the barn.
Is there a Fort Fiend out there who knows which fella this is??? Clydesdale? Percheron?
This title may make someone think I am going to bring up a touchy subject. No, and I smile. I was just able to spend some time in a wheelchair over the Memorial Day weekend. This is where I discovered the different views we have between sitting on a bench, in a wheelchair, and standing to view people all around us. And, did I have one of the best places to do this at. Disney World! Magic Kingdom! Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios!
For the past few months, I have really been struggling with Plantar Fasciitis in my right foot. For awhile, I woke up each morning really expecting it to be healed. How naive. I am not old, but nor am I young. So I half-heartedly began icing my foot and stretching out my whole body. I resisted sitting down with my leg up. I refused to take an ibuprofen.
Because I was stubborn, I had to wear strong, clunky tennis shoes instead of glittery pretty sandals with my dresses and skirts. I had to be wheeled around at all the major theme parks by my husband. But to top it all off and what made me cry…. We were asked to meet our Marine. Our son for a fast paced, fun adventure in Florida and his Momma was not able to keep up. (I always keep up. I think I have always set a fast pace, weaving in and out of people, the family following like my ducklings).
I found myself wanting to wear a grumpy shirt,ha ha, and realizing I did this to not only myself, but to my husband and son. So, as I first sat down, and felt sweet relief, I also saw them smile at me. They did not want to see me suffering. They did not have selfish thoughts of running ahead, leaving me behind while they rode rides.
It was a different experience and brought on a lot of laughs. I saw the wall a few times. But my husband was only joking, and would turn me around. I saw a lot of bottoms, and more pulling and adjusting than what I knew went on. I did not know a stretched, sore neck would happen, but I like to see my boys as I talk to them. I have to say, I really saw a lot more than this. I saw, at a more relaxed pace than anyone, people laughing, children with painted faces, hugs, hand holding, families getting tired, flower blooms, ducks and birds.
And then, I saw Walt Disney’s signs! I saw and read his vision. I strolled down Main Street with him. I tasted the flavors. I heard the laughter and excited banter. A different slower pace for me. Maybe not a different view than what others saw. My view is rated 5 stars. A wonder. A blessing!
Waiting on a bus at Fort Wilderness Campground a few weeks ago, a lady walks up and just starts chatting away about their trip and the cabin they are staying in. How soaked their shoes were, where they were from and the area she lived in, in Indiana. She struck me as so warm and I felt like we should exchange addresses and become pen pals. She was not shy by any means, nor was she too talkative. Although she fit a lot into two minutes before the bus got there, we were still able to be involved. She even shared her weather forecast. She had always lived in Indiana. This is where my husband and I were born. I vaguely remember some pretty cool ways of being able to tell the weather and how the crops would turn out. The one she shared quickly as the bus was pulling in-she found two spoons in a persimmon. A lot of snow will be coming their way! Luckily, we live in Tennessee, close to Nashville. But still. I am curious and wish I had gotten home and looked for a persimmon!
Two lovers, best friends, married. One umbrella. Continual rain. Holding hands, laughing, talking, visiting a different world. Imagining ourselves in other countries and not a care in the world. Feeling sorry for individuals all around us that couldn’t let down and enjoy their time together because it was wet. We embraced all. Dark clouds, puddles, too. They lost. We found love, joy, & romance.
Blessings, in abundance, in our house. Our blessings are sent from above. They are in love for our children, family members, and close friends. Blessings given as gifts. Such as, good health, happiness, the strength of love dissolving the stress of life.
We decided before our last two children moved out this year, that we wanted to celebrate Christmas with them. So Christmas in July came to our house this weekend.
Friday, we loaded up in my truck and visited our very nice Kroger store. Our daughter took her two children and worked on getting all the dairy products we needed, and our son went in search of baking items. I reread the list several times,added a few things and then we headed home for some hot cheddar broccoli soup and warm blueberry muffins. Of course, we needed a warm meal if we were pretending it was snowing outside! We listened to Christmas music and ended up Friday evening watching Trapped in Paradise.
Saturday morning began the preparations of ham,corn souffle,green bean casserole,baked beans,cookies, and pumpkin pie. We had Christmas themed cartoons on for the babies and enjoyed looking at the decorations and lights that filled the family room, kitchen, and bathrooms.
Today, Sunday, we will bake cookies, ice and decorate them, enjoy leftovers, watch more Christmas movies and my husband will read from the book of Luke in the Bible. In our minds are visions of past holidays and travels, memories we have shared with one another. In our hearts is overflowing love and abundant blessings that we never dreamt could be. Happy Christmas! Merry Christmas in July! Love Hope and Peace! Jen