lemons, you make lemonade, right?
or, in our case this past week, when life hands you a funeral out of state, you make a road trip out of it and enjoy it.
a friend of ours father passed away this past week in South Carolina….
and, since death is an important part of life, we wanted to be there to grieve and mourn the loss with our friends.
after much, much rearranging and rescheduling, we left our children with their grandparents and made a little road trip for two out of it.
as much as funerals are not fun, we were excited about the prospect of 3 days away and the thought of seeing new countryside, and just the chance to be….together.
we stopped at Natural Bridge, Virginia…a place of wonder i had never seen before, and one that Tim was quite happy to take me to since it evoked many a fond memory from days gone-by.
the walk back in to the bridge and also the falls was quite beautiful….such lush green scenery…
^^this would be the one where Rachel nearly falls down the side of the hill while trying to maintain a smile for the camera set up on a tripod. very smart. i know.
but, this one made up for it. i know.
i took hardly any pictures of South Carolina….but, i did capture the plantation just up the road from where my friend grew up….
i was charmed to say the least. i have had this fascination and actually a longing for the South for some time….and, i think part of it can be attributed to the fact that a lot, ALOT of the books i read are set in the South. the way the authors paint pictures of the South fascinates and intrigues me and getting to see a small glimpse of the South in this past weekend was therapy for my soul. i would so have loved a lot longer time there, but, like i said…you make the most of what you get.
and, now, it’s back to the grind…
the next week and a half holds some good times and some not so great times for me…but, i’m gonna take the same approach as i started this post with….
make the most of all of it.