Sam is an angel that was brought into my life. Here is our journey back home...

Sam is an angel that was brought into my life. Here is our journey back home...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

100 Steps...on Vacation. (Illuminate Week 3)

This week our assignment fell while I was on vacation. This vacation was a much needed getaway from the reality of life at home without Sam. My family and I drove down to Destin, Florida from McHenry, IL; about a 16 hour drive. We spent the week in paradise. While the vacation was well deserved it felt so wrong. You see, we were not planning on taking a vacation for a very long time. Having a newborn and a three year old really adds to the daily expenses. So, we thought once Sam was a bit older and a little easier to travel with we would take a family vacation. As you all know that was not the case. Our Destin vacation felt wring because we were only in a beautiful place because Sam was not with us. There were times that I actually felt guilty being there as a result of his departure. I found myself imagining what vacation would have been like with an infant in my arms; and there were plenty around to remind me of what I didn't have. Although this was a bitter sweet vacation, I did try to incorporate Sam into our vacation as much as possible. We even took a family picture. I will have to post that in a separate post.
However, as the assignment goes...I was able to do the 100 steps from our hotel room door, highway road to a secluded beach, and simply from one point on the beach to another.

1 comment:

  1. Your pictures are amazing! What a beautiful place to stay for a week. But I can certainly understand and relate to your feelings. I've had those same kind of thoughts before ... sorry I have no real words of comfort or advice, just empathy and prayers my friend.