I know a few parishioners who are on vacation right now and I also have a couple of friends who are on vacations as well. I must admit that I have been living vicariously through them. This place has been awful this past week with the sub-zero temps and wicked wind chills. I couldn’t be anywhere else, so I had to fantasize being somewhere else by listening to their vacation stories and seeing their vacation pictures.
I now know more completely now some of my friends feel when they tell me that they “go on vacation” with me whenever I go on my cruises or to Disney. They rely on pictures being posted on Facebook and stories being related on Facebook or in this blog.
As I am able to provide some relief for others when I go on vacation, I have found relief and refuge in the pictures of some of my friends on vacation. I may not have been able to get there to the sun and surf and sand; but, I feel as if I were able to feel the warm breeze on my face every so often!
I guess that’s what friends are for! 🙂