Now, I realize that running away from your problems doesn't actually solve anything, but I submit that sometimes it can be a good thing to run away temporarily to rest up in preparation for dealing with problems, stress, and just life in general. A couple of weeks ago, I got just such an opportunity to run away to Island Park, Idaho with some great friends. It was exactly what I needed at the time. I believe it was truly providential that I was invited to go away for the weekend. It was such a blessing during a very frustrating week.
Highlights of the weekend included the following:
Puppet shows with the taxidermy animals at the visitor's center.
Singing "Home on the Range" with arms around complete strangers at the Playmill theater prior to Oklahoma.
Hymn charades--and trying to guess hymns you've never heard of before.
Broadway sing-along for an hour on Sunday around the table.
Pillow fights with the boys at 1 o'clock in the morning (Sorry to Rachel's parents who were inevitably kept awake by our shenanigans).
Huddling in the corner because we thought the boys were going to attack us at 1:30 in the morning.
Realizing that the boys were not attacking, but they were presenting us with awards for the pillow fight at 1:32 in the morning.
Laughing about the whole immature, but oh-so-fun, situation until 2:00 in the morning.
So, long live vacations, silliness, good friends, and blessings of good memories.