New York was amazing.
New York is amazing! So much energy and life and lights and sights and sounds.
I hate to admit I was apprehensive about going.
I’ve never been away from my children for that long (four days!) and never that far! I was worried about the state of world affairs, especially after the terrorist attacks in Paris and spent the whole weekend leading up to our flight talking myself into the trip and then out of it again. I thought at the very least, Todd and I should travel separately. I was a basket case.
But then my wise friend Nichole, who knew what I was going through, sent me this quote the day before our trip and it solidified my decision:
There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. – Dalai Lama XIV
I’m glad we went.
It was good to get away, spend time reconnecting with my husband and nice to savor meals, sleep in and have no agenda, no where we had to be. Plus, New York is gorgeous this time of year!
We spent an entire day in Central Park and I took hundreds of photographs. These are some of my favorite.
I also got to meet one of my favorite bloggers, Kirsten of The Kir Corner and not that I am surprised, but she is just as lovely in person as she is online!
I really tried to post every day of this month, but with travel and packing, unpacking and packing again (we leave for San Francisco tomorrow), plus laundry, having Lucas home and everything else in between, it didn’t work out.
This will be my 19th post of the month.
And I’ve missed three days so far. Sigh.