I am sitting in a beautiful house on Lake Norman, watching my sister in law play with her youngest daughter, glancing across the room at my sweet husband, and listening to the sound of the water as it washes to and from the docks. Kids sporadically run through, asking questions, wondering what adventure they will be allowed to partake in next, and when the boat will be leaving the dock again. It is a sweet time with family.
The sun has been shining, the weather wonderful, and the time a blessing. Every year at this time, we are spoiled by being allowed to join Andy's family on the lake. Spoiled to be taken on boat rides, laughing with family, and seeing nieces and nephews we see too rarely. They are precious, entertaining, and wonderful. I love this time of year.
Andy and I celebrated our 4th anniversary yesterday, and to be with family during that time made it even better.
One of our nieces just entered the room singing, and though I do not know the song she is singing, I think it's beautiful. She is beautiful, then again, I think they all are.
It is so nice to be away from the normal routine, to be able to sit back, kick up our feet, read a book, and not worry about a thing. No schedules, no deadlines, no one to meet, no classes to teach, no clients to train, just family to enjoy, sunscreen to put on, and scenery to take in. This is our chance to breathe in the scenery and the people, deeply and slowly. Much like the calmness of the lake, it is soothing, comforting, and lulls me into a place of complete peacefulness and utter joy.