Well, we're back. Our vacation was everything I hoped it would be. The island was beautiful, we ate, rested, swam in fresh water and the Atlantic, kept to our own rhythms and didn't invite thoughts of the outside world for 7 days. There were some hard moments, too. Being outside our little bubble of everyday life also brought with it a measure of clarity that was difficult but maybe very necessary.
I took a bunch of pictures and I have some ideas for a post bouncing around but it will all have to wait. We left our island home at 7:30 am yesterday and didn't arrive to our own home sweet home until 10:30 pm last night (what was I thinking?). I'm wiped, the kids are wiped, I've got two suitcases in the front hall full of dirty, wet clothes, sand, rocks, sea shells and assorted other treasures and no food in the refrigerator. Thank heavens for coffee.