Our family just returned from a three-day mini vacation that really turned out to not be much of a vacation at all. You know I thought it would be "good for us" to all get away for a few days, away from our business, the daily work the homestead demands.
While certainly there were many enjoyable moments, what I realized most, is that our daily life is where I find my rest and my joy, right here at home.
I don't think I am the only one in our family that feels this, I think each of our children are more than content right here. They assure me that my fears of their lives being boring or that they are not being exposed to enough of the "real world" are unfounded. It made me smile that when we went by a very simple water fountain on our vacation that Abraham thought it was the coolest thing because in his six short years of life, he really hasn't seen a lot more than our rural landscape.
I look at each day as one to embrace, to find enjoyment, to engage my body in the physical work - my senses in the daily cooking preparations and the beauty all around us. I work to find a little magic in each day right here on our little homestead. The older I get (I turned 45 this past Thursday) the more joy I find in the ordinary and the more that each day feels like a vacation right here at home.