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So, this is IT! We are "ready" (I put quotations around the word ready because planning a 6ish week long road trip with three kids - can one truly really be 100% ready?). Tomorrow morning we leave bright and early for Niagara Falls, destination #1. Everyone is excited (and nervous) the house is secure, "see you laters" have been said, and we will be off on our adventure to see America! Tomorrow!! ...
... time has been spent packing, cleaning, organizing, finishing up school and work, more packing, finishing grad school stuff, making reservations, more cleaning, and more packing. Not too exciting yet.
We have spent the past few months thinking that this trip will be either totally amazing, or the worst experience of our lives (honestly, I bet it will depend on the day) and we will not know how it will go until it is too late!
Ack! We leave in a week!!!
... and dried cherries, gorgonzola and nuts with a tangy dressing made with infused vinegars and oils. Really wonderful.
And... no travel would be complete without ice cream or gelato and this visit was no exception as Nancie introduced me to Moran Gelato. It was so good, I visited twice and even met Elana's friend, Jonah for some tasty gelato!
... back to Dr. Remen's book. One of Dr Remen's stories is about a courageous uncle who after saving lives as a medic in a fierce WWII battle was awarded a Medal of Honor for bravery under fire. She quotes him saying you can be both brave and afraid at the same time. "[A]nyone who wasn't afraid in situations like war was a fool and they don't give medals to people for being fools. That being brave does not mean being unafraid. It often means being afraid ...
... life challenges. My yoga community provides healing, caring thoughts and brings happiness. This week, it has helped again to lift my dreary mood.
If we think that we can make plans and life will follow obediently, we will surely be disappointed. Living a full life means we each will ultimately be called upon to find strength we didn't know we had. I am strong and I am grateful. I intend to remain so.
Thank you all for your healing thoughts!