Tomorrow! We leave for Majorca tomorrow! I can hardly believe that after a year of planning its all finally here.
I haven’t posted for quite some time for reasons I’ve already explained. However, I’m dropping everything for one last moment (Okay, I’ve got 30 mins) to focus and reflect on this journey. The journey began almost a year ago, and it has already been one of the best of my life.
Nothing gifts God or the people we love more than caring for the spirit that God has given each one of us. That means to take care of our bodies. Take care to treasure the beautiful moments of each day. Stop wasting life trying to accomplish so much in order to prove your worth. Why would God take care to make us all unique if that wasn’t something He treasures?
Take time to be playful in every relationship in your life- including God. I’ve lately realized that God really shows up everyday like a retriever with a tennis ball. He wants us to play. He’s happy if we’re near and faithful, but he’d really like to play.
That’s what this trip is about.
I am profoundly amazed by my own family’s eagerness to embrace all of the goofiness of this past year- my stubborn insistence on daily exercise, my writing for the blog, the sizzle reel shoot, the time I’ve spent with you all on the phone and in person, my new commitment to becoming a crushing crew competitor. I think we all understand that all of this pours into my spirit and overflows to all of them.
This year has not only been busy. It has left me emotionally battered in many ways as well- three not-so-successful eye surgeries, the crap with the community surrounding the house project, the legal shit. This trip has given me a reason to be more connected with all of you. Little did I know how desperately I would need you all in some incredibly lonely moments. I hate to imagine how much darker those hours would have been without you.
What an astounding gift to witness the beginnings of relationships among the most inspiring, amazing women I know. I can hardly believe it. You all love each other already. I can’t get over that. I have no words. Just joy.
Its been such an incredible journey that this actual trip feels more like a grand finale than the main event.
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now let us go forth; sweating and kayaking and biking and dancing and singing and laughing and crying and shopping.
It’s all good. Right Louise?
Friends and family: I hope to publish photos and updates throughout our journey here on the site.