We’re home. Slightly tanner. Slightly poorer. Definitely more exhausted. Glad to be back in a place where the only crowds we see are the bunches of raspberries we need to pick (which we did for nearly an hour this afternoon. Anybody know how to make raspberry jelly?) and the fireflies.
The trip to Disney was fun but we’re all glad to be home. I underestimated the need for solitude that each of us need every day. We didn’t get any of that in the last 5 days and it showed – all of us had moments of meltdowns. People everywhere. Hot, hot, hot sunshine. Miles of walking and endless waiting times – for the bus, the monorail, rides, etc. There were moments when both Curtis and I wondered, “What were we thinking?” Then a giggle from Madeline or a silly comment from Zoe or looks of pure joy from both of them after a fun ride and those thoughts were gone.
It was about creating memories together as a family.
The shuttle launch. Jumping in the waves off Cocoa Beach. Getting absolutely soaked each of the four times we rode the rapids ride. Being stuck for a few minutes in “It’s a Small World” and having that song in all of our heads still days later.
That’s what it was about.
Sure, we have a lot less in our bank accounts. But our hearts are richer than ever.
Now I need to get much-needed sleep and laundry done. I’ll post wedding pictures and Disney shots in the next day or two.