Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Bottle of Wine, Numerous Gin and Tonics and I'm Still Standing

As my week in Mayberry comes to a close, I am grateful for the many ways in which I have been blessed. I have a wonderful family; they are supportive and loving and fun. I have lifelong friends who never tire of hearing my stories, even when I am retelling them for the million and tenth time. My kids are healthy and happy and they enjoy the company of thier cousins and grandparents-so much so that, when I leave Mayberry today; they will stay behind for a week of spoiling. I have a husband who indulges my need to spend a week here each year and who never complains about having to hold my hair back when I puke-you know, on those rare occasions when it happens (not this year! whoo!).

Today, I am headed back to Petticoat Junction. Hugh will be out of town on business for a couple of days and, with the kids here, I'll have the house to myself. After this much activity and company, I'm betting I'll get a tad bit lonely but; I can always look back at the dozens of pictures I have taken this week if I need a reminder of the fact that I am never, truly, alone.

That's the biggest blessing of all.

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