I’m a bit like this little sad looking sea creature this morning!
Saturday evening the family and I had our adventure to Sanford FL for our overnight in a hotel,
had to send the family off from there back to home on
We found us a place to eat called
Colorado Prime Beef
once there in that little town
before going to hotel for the night of laughs and giggles,
and the next morning at 5am
Kamryn and Dot/Mom/Cob
climbed on the complimentary bus to the Sanford Airport
so we could get a few more
Z’s before the drive back to home without them. Oh Allegiant how you made it difficult this time, we drive 2.5 hours for them to arrive back to Roanoke before we can even drive back to home, rather than your usual and friendly flight from Clearwater FL. Whatever were you thinking when your flights are always full here?
Oh what a quiet home to return to.
No dribbles of the basketball,
no splashes in the pool or giggles to fill the house,
to jump out and fall in the pool to thrill Kamryn. He caught her on his phone doing a “time to pack” video that is hystercial, she managed to chase the dogs OUT of the house, and I now am trying to find the way to send it to “the funniest videos” as we think it hysterical! Yes we have just had the time of our lives here and laughed until we cried with antics and silliness.
The dogs have searched everywhere for him; they scratch on the guest room door for Dot/Mom/Cob to come out to play.
They bark at where Kamryn’s backpack was in my bedroom and look at me as if to ask where is their playmate.
Last night my “roomie” and bed buddy was not there to watch the ritual of Disney and engage me in those incredible discussions that only happen at night time it seems.
I was lost!
I have to admit it:
I am still shocked by it:
I watched that daggone Disney Channel once again, although oh how I dreaded it each night as if it were a ritual of soothing the mind for him.
No violence, only giggles to soothe the mind of a child on a screen.
Yep, I did it, put that channel right there just to have him close to me, as I reflected on conversations that still amaze and amuse me,
conversations that still have me wondering where they came from
as I miss both he and Mom/Dot/Cob
Remember the saying;
when the student is ready, the teacher appears?
It seems that this tender aged student was ready after Michael Jordan Flight School.
The conversations ranged from near death experiences to the bible, to fears and things that go bump in the night.
Conversations on life, death, terrorists, mean spirited people, dreams, nightmares, kindness, saving money, and hopes, kindness and compassion.
Not typical bedtime talk in my way of thinking, but conversations of depth when time for sleep and when open to receiving and giving.
It was eye-opening to me,
it was humbling,
it was a time of great trust and understanding.
The house is quiet again,
as I lay down last night and attempted sleep my phone rang,
almost scaring me to the floor I answered Kamryn’s call.
He called to let me know
“I miss you a lot”
and we talked a few minutes.
that’s when I had to turn on that daggone Disney Channel to be able to sleep, just as Kamryn does to empty his mind of his day!
it’s time to get back to reality and to the work at hand.
Kamryn begins basketball camp tonight with the
NRV Elite in Christiansburg VA.
He will play with them all year now
on the AAU there, as he lives his passion and hones his skills and strives for excellence as is their motto.
Schools are starting their new years across the country, and he is soon to begin his.
A grand vacation was had by our family in Florida, although we missed D’Vante, the first time he has not been here now that he has a job, and beginning college!
Times do change, as do those who grow up.
So many paths to be walked, so much to be grateful for, as feet grow so do those who walk in them, and paths that are walked are walked best with those who will serve as companions and guides offering sage wisdom along the way, knowing when to play, when to reflect and when to lay back and watch.
Now is the time to work,
and make the time to shoot the hoops and continue the exercise that Kamryn had me doing while he was here!
But I sure hope I can change the channel as I’ve seen enough of Disney to last me til’ the next visit at Christmas!
Blessings to all who gather here,
and those you love.
Be all that you are,
knowing you are more than you imagine!
“You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.” Pocahontas
Walk in Beauty
- HIA welcomes new carrier to fly to Disney World and Orlando, Tampa (whptv.com)
- A Weekend With No Baggage Fees on Allegiant Air (travel.booklocker.com)
- Disney Channel’s ‘Shake It Up’: CeCe and Rocky Take Japan (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO) (celebuzz.com)
- Teamsters apply to represent Allegiant pilots (thegazette.com)
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- D/s in Disney (themusingsofasub.wordpress.com)
- Lightning strikes Allegiant Air plane (clickorlando.com)
- Disney packs punch with school supply giveaway (variety.com)
- Disney Adds A Bit Of Nonsensical Anti-Open Source FUD To Kid’s Sitcom (techcrunch.com)
- Disney Channel’s dance competition ‘Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off’ underway (alanbaltes.wordpress.com)