Monday, July 06, 2009

Raring To Go and Come Home

I'm gearing up to go on a road trip by myself
later on this week.
Nearly two full weeks
visiting family and friends.
Sandwiched in there are some diagnostic tests
in two different hospitals.
The final two tests to help the powers that be
determine whether heart surgery is in my future.

One of the things I'll be doing on this trip
is buying a gravestone for Rodney's grave.
He would have been 48 this past December and it will feel good
to have his place in our family marked in a permanent way.
As far as I know I am the only one
to visit his grave since his burial.
When I told to my mom this afternoon,
who has never been to her son's grave,
not even knowing where he is buried,
she thanked me for seeing this done.

I've booked myself into a beautiful bed and breakfast
for a few nights of the trip.
That feels like a lovely luxury.
I'm not normally a fan of B&Bs
but this place feels like
it will nourish my need for
sanctuary and solitude.
My time there is nestled between the
two diagnostic tests and feels almost like
a guilty pleasure.

I'm choosing not to take the laptop with me.
The break will do me good.
I'll be away from the computer for the next
two weeks.
Talk to you when I get back.

11 comments:

Black Pete said...

Absolutely!

Gin said...

Have a wonderful trip hope. Restore, relax, renew. Enjoy!

Daisy said...

Have a wonderful rest-filled trip, Hope.

love,
Mich

Owen said...

Enjoy. Breathe deep and slow.

Cat said...

Safe travels!

lucy said...

safe travels. wishing you well there and back.

Prayer Girl said...

We'll be here when you return.

I'm praying for renewal of your body, mind, and spirit.

Prayer Girl

Eli said...

I hope things turn out OK with your heart. Enjoy your trip. And two weeks without a computer? Don't know if I could do it. ~Eli

Thirsty Girl said...

I hope you have a wonderful, refreshing time!

Steve F. said...

I would say, "Go with God..." but fortunately neither one of us gets a choice on that one.

Prayers for peace, serenity, fair weather and good health go with you, sister.

daisymarie said...

Praying for your trip, your test, and the peace of God to be near and holding your heart and mind!