A Mini Getaway

September 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

It is amazing what a couple of hours can do for the soul.

My work week plans were cancelled. I work  in private Home Health.  I decided on a mini getaway with my neighbor. We went to a local coffee drive thru, and  we set off for an adventure. Ashley and I wondered if Carver Farms were open for pumpkin season yet. We drove by to check it out. Then, it was off to beautiful Hauser Lake. The lake was quiet, serene, and we also watched a sailboat floating along the lake. Ashley and I put our feet in the chilly water;It felt good to be out far enough away from reality and be able to enjoy the beautiful summer day. The sounds on the lake are awesome. Loons, quail calling to their young, ducks quaking.

The lake brings back fond memories of family and friends camping at the lake. My dad would bring his boat for fishing and boat rides afterwards. There were some good fishing in this lake. My parents and friends would stay and camp for the week. I enjoyed coming out after work for a visit while my son stayed and camped. This was a nice mini-vacation from single parenthood. When Levi returned, I could re focus my attention on being a good parent.

Now I am back home to reality. I can focus on my writing, and plan my next mini-getaway. We are fortunate in the North west, to have many lakes and less traveled(well maybe by me anyway) roads in which to explore. I am looking forward some fall drives this year. I love the crisp air in the mornings, the coffee tastes better when it is chilly outside, the changing colors of the leaves.
I have two great young adults in my life that go with me. After the death of my son Levi,my life was forever changed in a moment. Ryan and Ashley who live next door  starting calling me mom.Their kindness has helped me through my grief. I don’t think they will ever know how much it has meant to me to be called mom again. I love to take off for the afternoon and go explore what this area has to offer. Ryan and Ashley love to go on day trips with me. I feel blessed to have them in my life.


1 Comment

  1. Ryan Moore said,

    We love you so much!! We love looking back on all the memories and pictures we have shared and smiling. It means the world to us that you look at us like your children.


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