My mother heart is happy.
Adult children are in the house!
Daughter Kate and son-in-law Nik are visiting.
They have a “laptop lifestyle” that allows them to travel and work at the same time.
We’ll get to see them and the rest of our family two more times this summer.
At the same time, I am preparing to go to on a Celtic Pilgrimage to Scotland and England–next Friday!!.
And to the Collegeville Institute in September.
There’s a writing assignment for The Christian Century magazine in June.
I’m serving as a mentor to a number of younger people who are in the midst of major life choices.
It feels like everything is rising right now!
Naturally, when that image occurred to me, a favorite book title arose —
Flannery O’Connor’s Everything That Rises Must Converge.
In order to allow that convergence to have space, I’ve decided to take a summer vacation beginning with this post.
I will likely want to write about my Celtic Pilgrimage.
After letting it settle down into my bones.
Perhaps I’ll return occasionally to share what I’m learning in my reading.
Right now, however, I need to give myself to what is rising.
What is rising for you, friend? How will you experience summer vacation?