I have an idea and perhaps it is a bad one. Alas, though, I read today a beautiful little blog in which the woman only wrote a couple of paragraphs for each post. Short, sweet, and to the point. I liked them so much I read about 7 or 8 of them. And then I thought to myself, "I need to do this. How much easier than writing one massively huge blog every couple of weeks (or months, ahem)!" So, my idea is this, I am going to attempt to write little blog posts every couple of days. Golly that sounds intimidating. But I also believe that I need some way to remember all the incredible things that I am experiencing every day. Especially because I think I am already forgetting them by the next day (what does that say about what I'll remember in 10 years?).
Family vacations are wonderful. This Easter Weekend I went with my host family to a little town called Dinan and from there visited Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, Saint Malo, and Dinard. Perhaps the last two places were actually different, but, they were all beautiful little sea side towns with picturesque cobblestone roads, and unpredictable weather. I loved sinking my toes into the sand yesterday, playing tag with the tide, searching for shells with Aylin, and jumping up and down on the wet sand with Melis because bubbles would come up from the sand where you had stomped, causing giggles and, "Look, Jaz!", to be screeched. I loved that on Saturday we went to this amazingly filled with all sorts of interesting history Abbey and got to walk the halls were hundreds of years ago Monks and Nuns walked and prayed. I loved that it was semi-gloomy all weekend and that somehow that made it feel even more legit to be eating in a restaurant that occupied a house that was probably built back in the 1600's. I loved spending Easter Sunday morning hurriedly hiding eggs for Aylin and Melis in my hotel room and then getting to look for all their Easter goodies in both my room and Demet and Roland's room. I loved seeing their faces light up and the genuine excitement that came from them when they found the eggs and candy.
I love that I got to be a part of all of it. I love that I get to be a part of all of it. The wholesome, genuine, happiness of the whole weekend, of this whole family. My heart is full. I am content.