Drew got me an iPad a couple weeks ago which I brought with me on vacation to Dominican Republic this week. It’s nice and light but I can’t figure out how to post a photo on a WordPress site, so just imagine that there’s a picture of me here with my wet hair pulled back in a ponytail and my bare face full of freckles, a mojito in hand, and I am looking off into the sunset. (Update: I figured it out!).
Usually on my vacations, I like to soak up as much of the culture as I can, but here, with an almost 8-month-old who continues to be as needy as ever even though “we are on a break,” I am content to just sit on the beach for days on end. I have been reading the same book since Sunday and am only three chapters in. So is the life of a mother on vacation.
When the baby sleeps, I stare off into the horizon and think about how crazy and wonderful and beautiful and heartbreakingly sad this life we live is. I think about how everyone I love will be gone one day. I wish I didn’t think like that on vacation, but so it goes. I also think about how rich in experiences I have been so far and how I would trade any future fortune and success to keep living a fulfilled life of friends and family and stories and travel and good food and sometimes the perfect dress for the perfect occasion and maybe a great hair day now and then.
I just wanted to pop in and say ‘hi.’ I am thinking of you, DWers, and am glad to share some of this ride with you.