I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Visit.” I love spending time with this crew. They bring me joy! Check out FMF’s new home at http://fiveminutefriday.com
Isnt it amazing how God often knows when we need to get away and take in some new scenery? Last week, my friend EG and I roadtripped to San Antonio, Texas for a continuing education event. This trip couldn’t have come at a better time. It was just what my heart and soul needed.
The days were filled with learning and hearing amazing preachers. I even got to meet one blog friend in the flesh. (Sorry Carolina, next time!) The evenings were spent just simply spending time with one of my most favorite people. This friend has been an incredible blessing and gift in my life. We have helped each other through some hard times in our lives.
In the midst of our visit, we walked on the beautiful San Antonio RiverWalk. I took my picture standing in front of the Alamo. My friends and I got to enjoy God’s amazing creation at Lake Medina. As I sat on the dock, the sun setting before me, I couldn’t help but breathe deeply and finally relax. This visit was such a gift.
The visit ended way to soon. Isn’t that the way it always goes? Yet God knows when we need to return from our visits too. This visit was life-giving; filled with the holy breath of God. I returned feeling a sense of peace and renewal. What an incredible gift!
This is wonderful, Tara, and a breath of a former home to me, because I once lived just up the road in San Marcos…and did some work in San Antonio for Texas Department of Transportation.
So glad you had a good visit.
Thanks! Too awesome that you spent some time there at one point too.
some visits are like that eh? a real gift and a boon to the soul. a FMF neighbour
Yes some just are!
I love the photos, Tara! I’m glad you had a good visit and the chance to be refreshed.
It looks lovely, Tara.
It looks beautiful and relaxing. 🙂
It truly was!
Love your photos!!! We’re not just tumbleweeds! LOL! I’m sorry I missed you this time, friend. But I promise we’ll hug soon. You’re on my heart these days. I hope your trip was refreshing. I loved your tweets during this time. xoxo
I’m sorry we missed each other this time too. Yes soneday we will hug. Thanks friend! Xoxo
vacations are always fun. i think part of it is a change of scenery. continuing ed is fun for us too. seeing old friends and spending time with good ones is refreshing as well. glad you had a great time! i almost missed your post today b/c i didn’t recognize your photo:) you are looking good:) i’m at 34.
Sounds like a wonderful trip, and just the right thing at the right time. Thanks for sharing the highlights with us.
Looks so peaceful and beautiful. Glad you were refreshed.
Great pics, Tara! I’m so glad you had a nice and relaxing visit. It’s wonderful to visit new sights and take in God’s glory from a different setting.
Great post and great pictures. When visits are exactly what we need we know they are holy. We never forget them. Thanks for visiting me. #48.
such beautiful pictures, and what a blessed time you had! I spent a week in San Antonio, too—at a sociology convention! Wonderful city, and the Riverwalk is gorgeous!
I’m glad you got to experience this trip! Sometimes getting away is what we need to recharge!
It truly was!
What a fun trip! I’m goint to Texas soon, Austin, Texas. Sometimes we just need to breathe and friends are such a blessing to go with and see!
I actually drove through Austin and am looking at a job opening there. Yes sometimes we just need to breathe.
I love the San Antonio Riverwalk! I spent 8 days in SA two summers ago at a big convention. I’m glad you had a refreshing time!
It’s gorgeous, isn’t it!?!?