Have you ever wrapped yourself up in and savored the days?
That’s how I feel about this week in Alabama. Some weeks seem to fly by, but we were downright comfortable in this one.
Instead of rushing all about, our days were spent swimming in the ocean, watching birds and dolphins, eating fresh seafood, soaking up sunsets, building sand castles, doing a smidgen of sightseeing, playing games, having family time, and soaking up the salty sea air.
In just a few hours, we will be packing our truck up, returning our beach house keys, and leaving this island.
Last year when we left here, I felt really sad, I wasn’t ready to go yet. This time I feel more like I’m pulling on an old, frayed sweater. This time I know I wore this part of our vacation well.
It’s been a good week. The moments here were enjoyed. I love how this place sort of fits us, like a favorite t-shirt that’s been washed a million times. Maybe that’s the gift of a return visit.
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and we’re off to spend it in a new place, on a brand new adventure. However, the past seven days have spoiled us in a lot of ways and I just want to say:
Farewell and thank you, Alabama.