(Kim's elevate texture, hardlight, 30% opacity)
We are in central Oregon staying at our mentor's vacation home for some much needed rest and relaxation
after a wild and crazy month.
The month began with a trip to Nebraska for Jumping Tandem: the retreat, which was fabulous.
The following weekend was our church's leadership retreat, also a wonderful time.
Following that we celebrated three family birthdays and Mother's Day.
Then came the very sad and difficult death of a young mama in our church
and the preparation involved, as her pastors, for her memorial service.
The memorial service was exactly one week before our youngest daughter's wedding, which was Saturday.
Mid-week before the wedding our youngest grandson was hospitalized for a respiratory virus.
Thank God, he is doing well and was released from the hospital the evening before the wedding
and was even able to be the ringbearer as planned.
The wedding went beautifully and was every bit the blessed and beautiful and happy event
that I hoped it would be.
However, even the happiest of life changing events can be exhausting!
Thus our need for some R and R.
(Kim's 2303 texture, difference, 20% opacity)
After we unpacked the car today, I thought that maybe I would take a nice long nap.
Instead I decided to go outside with my camera and take a walk.
I put my earphones in and as I walked I listened to a playlist
put together by one of the worship leaders from our church.
(desat 40%, Kim's Monday texture, hardlight, 30% opacity)
The music and the beauty ministered to my spirit and soul while the walking was refreshing to my body.
It was just the sort of rest I needed.
(Kim's carmel texture, lighten, 20% opacity)
(Kim's rainy day texture, hard light, 50% opacity)
(Kim's benjamin texture, screen mode, 30% opacity)
(Kim's 1412 texture, lighten, 40% opacity)
(desat 15%, Kim's everday, lighten, 50% opacity)