Reeling from a week of company is like coming down from a mountaintop.
So many people squished together in one house, so many personalities, so many agendas. When we stand back, things look like a mess. But we know the ‘mess’ is held together by love and that changes the whole atmosphere.
Do we all get along constantly? I’m tempted to fill the rest of the blog with hahahahahahah. But we respect each other and that covers a whole lot of ground. God put me in the middle of five men, and I’ve got to say I’ve loved being there.
And this week, He has shared with me nieces and cousins, who have come to spend the week of July 4th, bringing with them splashes of drama and color! I’m reaching way out from what I am used to dealing with men.
I’ve always said I wouldn’t know how to raise a little girl, and I still say “hats off to their mom’s and dads.” And they probably say the same thing about me with boys!
But I’ve thoroughly enjoyed their magical approaches to life, the red, white and blue decor they added to our boats and our lives. I’ve enjoyed watching the drama and the comedy, the rehearsed poses which have given me some outstanding photos of these little girls! (Tell a boy to smile at the camera and you never know what you’re gonna get!)
Step out of your comfort zone and make memories! One of the most magnificent things about world travel is ‘youneverknowwhatyoutgonnaget.’ We left the ordinary ‘sameness’ in our lives to embrace people of different cultures, beliefs and lifestyles, in the name of brotherhood, respect and love. And you cannot get the experience of building relationships from a book or a movie!
Dr. Seuss said it best: “Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”