Remember my indecision last month about the travels? It just felt like it wasn’t the time.
Later in the month, my daughter who has been planning a May 2018 wedding for over a year now finally decided on a venue. After maybe 10 different decisions. She and my soon-to-be son-in-law decided to go to Hawaii. I wasn’t initially convinced that I should go. I thought it was ghastly expensive.
She kept calling for my opinions on which beach? Which flowers 🌸? What color leis? How should she have her hair done, etc. Now, mind you, this is my sober daughter, not her twin sister who has been all over the world.
After a week or so of these phone calls, I asked myself a question that seems obvious… why are you not going to her wedding?
I actually went to their home so I could see their plane tickets with my own eyeballs. And then I started planning my trip!
Something tragic happened on March 3 (which I will write about in a later post), and I realized once again that life is truly short and uncertain and I better live to the fullest while I am alive and have four working limbs. I sat down last Sunday and bought tickets, with upgraded seats, to Hawaii. I booked an oceanfront room. On the beach. And I cannot wait to go to my daughter’s wedding- at my 50th State!!!
I gave up shopping for clothes and shoes for Lent, so I shall not be shopping for a dress and shoes and swim suit and sundresses and sandals, ad infinitum, until April 2.
I am so excited and grateful. I actually really like my daughter’s fiancé and I’m looking forward to him being a part of my family.
God is so good, if I will take the time to look and listen.