Our gorgeous boy is in Slovakia on a trip organized by Rotary International - his first time travelling solo...
He missed his flight on Friday, so we had a second 2am start on Saturday! We haven't heard from him since he arrived in Zvolen, exhausted but happy.
We trust he is safe, well and having fun. He's on a cycling camp with 20 teenagers from 20 countries - an amazing opportunity!
Meanwhile, I am endeavouring to keep calm and busy, reading, journalling...
Here's my desk as of Tuesday afternoon
Today's entry is from this fascinating book, and I printed out this quote from the preface:
A Strong Woman vs A Woman of Strength
A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape…but a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything…but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear.
A strong woman won’t let anyone get the better of her…but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future…but a woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes can also be unexpected blessings, and capitalizes on them.
A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face…but a woman of strength wears grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey…but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
(Author unknown)I know this is a great dry-run for empty-nest time (our kids are 17 and 15), but I am experiencing that 'missing limb' feeling, which other mothers have described, and I don't like it... not one little bit...
So, I'm planning to visit as many desks as possible over at the Stamping Ground, as I'm sure that'll cheer me up no end...
Till next week, when he'll he safely home :)