An Afternoon Walk

The other day I was desperately needing some time alone.  Time where no one was asking me to do something or calling my name and while I love to hear my children call out to me "mommy," it can be overwhelming too.  My mother came over and I was able to slip away for a couple hours.  I had heard about this park on the other side of town, so I hopped into my car and off I went.  I am not sure how I have lived here for 13 years and not known about this green space but I am so glad I could wander it's trails.  When it was time to go home I felt at peace like all was right with the world. Anne Frank once said,"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside and somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God.  Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."  So much wisdom from such a young girl, but it is true sometimes we just need to get out and take a walk.  There is so much to be happy about and to appreciate when we see all the beauty that God has created.  Well, we are off for the next few days it is Memorial Day Weekend here in the states and my children have their last day of school tomorrow.  Hope you have a good weekend!  What do you have planned for this weekend?


StarTraci said…
I do believe I would feel at peace in that place, as well. It is beautiful. I know what you mean about ,ovine your children but needing some space. I think it is important to take time for yourself.
Thanks for sharing.
Villrose said…
A beautiful place to spend some time alone...
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Tamar SB said…
Beautiful place to walk!
bettyl-NZ said…
I love all the great scenery!
Beautiful and such a wonderful message!
Anonymous said…
Ah, yeah that's just what you needed - to relax and be without kids for a few hours, because of summer vacation!

Since the weekend before, we attended a big conference, and hubby didn't feel well, we just went this weekend(first time) to a farmers market 1 1/2 hrs. away, and then went to Old Town Sacramento - also for me to take some pics for my blog:)

Also here to give you a reminder as promised to SEASONS - link is open today to Wednesday 7pm, Pacific time. looking forward to see you back this week:)

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