Our last week here commences, and I for one am feeling a bit restless. Definitely ready to head back to our home and get back to the business of living among familiar people and places, and finish school (hooray)!
Today we enjoyed a long rainy morning and then, feeling the restlessness pretty strongly, headed out to a nearby park. It's one of the best things to do here. Nicky played on the large playground, we walked around and enjoyed the trees, then rented a canoe and paddled around the lake.
Canoeing was frustrating at first, as we slowly went around in circles, but soon we got the hang of it. I left feeling better: relaxed, hopeful and full of peace. I am grateful for this summer--for the beauty of this place, for the closeness our little family has found here, for all sorts of little lessons that I've learned.