Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Summer in Sweden 2019

Sometimes it takes me a bit of time to truly be on vacation... why is that? Maybe I hold too much of where I just left to open myself to the new place... It's the best when you feel settled... sleeping is normal again and you feel so relaxed. While away you start to remember how you felt when you were younger and didn't have many worries... it's the same feeling and it's the best. 

Wet rose petals stuck to the bottom's of my feet and sounds of buzzing bumble bees is all I can hear... I dream of a garden I plan to have full of everything I have wanted to grow. The healthiest soil and tomatoes billowing out of the sides with fresh thyme reaching for the sky. 

I notice the sky in Sweden feels further away and the clouds move slower. Could be the rhythm of summer with tastes of the slow long days that last forever. 
The gardens smell like Heaven... at least I can imagine that is what Heaven must smell like. Lavender, roses, and honey all mixed together. The winds change and the swish sways of lavender... and then the roses sprinkling petals to the grass. I could sit in the sun and day dream for hours.

A few days in to our trip I can see our girls and our little family just let go. I see it especially in our girls. There are no pressures to be no one other than themselves. Our oldest is at that age where things feel awkward. A part of her is holding on to her childhood and another part of her is dreaming of her future. It's really beautiful to watch.. like a little butterfly who's wings are drying off and getting ready. She still want to go on the swings but wants to sit with the grownups long after dinner and listen to the stories of way back whens. 
I'm really happy we went to Sweden this year...