In less then 24 hours, life (as I know it!) will return to it's neck-breaking speed. Gone will be the enjoyment of sleeping in until 8:30 (pure bliss!). Replacing it will be early morning chaos. Gone will be the opportunity to make homemade cakes, cookies, and buns (yum!). Replacing it will be sandwiches, veggies, and snacks. Gone will be the late midnight girl chats (and laughter) with my sister. Replacing it will be a strict bedtime schedule.
But the time I've spent here in Florida has been restful... even though my sister and her family live smack dab in the middle of a huge tourist area (read: Disney). The sweet times spent in prayer and devotions have re-energized me for the work that is ahead. I feel refreshed and I'm ready to head home. I'm never ready to say "good-bye" to any loved one, but God's will for my life is not one continuous vacation! Can you imagine how boring that would be! But if you know me and the way God often leads in my life, you'll be hearing about another trip soon, I'm sure. God has given me a love for traveling and I praise Him for that. Just last week I was talking with a missionary's wife who doesn't like to travel at all. But I appreciated the spirit that she had about traveling for a missionary certainly does a lot of that!
So good-bye vacation... hello reality. Hello family. Hello church family. Hello preaching at LVBC. Hello Christian school. Hello Bible studies. Hello serving. Hello visitation. Hello ministry opportunities. Vacation's over. I'm ready to come!