Today we put our boy on the plane back to Florida for a few days rest and lawn mowing before he heads to the Keys with his girlfriend’s family. Tough life, right? However, that also marks the downward slide of this amazing vacation. And that’s ok. It’s been phenomenal. A favorite compliment to us this week was “we look like we belong here”. True. You never know what God has in store for us and looking back 10 years ago, I would never have pictured this. Ever. Man, God IS good. And full of surprises. So, who knows!
Yesterday, we let the kids sleep in and then spent the day at Mt. Cranmore enjoying the ropes course and zip lines (ok sort of—it was a great workout, but a few of us are not height fans and were thrilled to be done with that part!), ski lift (amazing views, cool breeze and lost sunglasses found again after a return trip up the lift), mountain coaster and general enjoyment of the ski resort during summer. We were able to spend time with Hubby’s cousin at his super cool home followed by a yummy Chinese restaurant afterward. We were fortunate enough to catch the sunset on the way back home on the Kancamagus Highway. It was a wonderful way to cap off the day and end the boy’s mountain vacation.
The boys summited Mt. Washington the other day. I still have no pictures yet, but they had a tremendous experience. Adequately prepared, they experienced the crazy weather that accompanies an enormous mountain from 70 degrees at start to 30 degrees and socked in with wind at the summit. Periods of visibility to less than 200 yards to completely clear within 10 minutes. Lunch in the AMC shelter and a break from the weather with 25 other hikers. 8 hours of hiking. Both agreed they were glad to experience the highs and lows of the weather and the challenge it brought as it made the glory of the summit that much more appreciative. If that isn’t a great analogy for life, I don’t know what is. Nothing worth having comes easy.
Today we will explore a bit more locally again, light hiking with the pup and prepare to head to PA tomorrow to visit with my mom and her husband again before we head south and home.
So, for now, I’m going to continue to soak up this porch, this weather and this time.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.