So, we’re going back. And we’re leaving today. Ever since we visited Europe last year, it’s settled in our hearts. Knowing this past summer would be insane (it was) and anticipating an equally full fall the timing couldn’t have been better for a week and a half away. I’ve spent the past week getting things in order, though in Laura-fashion, I did save all of the main packing for last night and was up till 2:00am. Our beautiful kids will be staying home with a dear friend. We fully intend on taking them on our travels when they are old enough to enjoy it. At this point, they only last a few hours when we tour the Met, but someday they will love it like we do, and that will be the right time. The house is mostly in order, and the laundry mostly done. And right now, we just have a few hours, before we hop on the train to begin our adventures.
When Jeremy asked what I was most looking forward too, of course I said the gelato. And was mostly serious. But goodness knows, I’m also looking forward to time with just my husband. He’s my best friend, my encourager and the reason that we would ever be so bold as to travel the world. He plans and prepares and navigates and I certainly couldn’t do it on my own.
I’m also looking forward to the museums, the art, the sculptures and the churches. I feel so close to God seeing such incredible beauty in the churches that we visit. I’m looking forward to new places and a few old ones too. I will do my best to blog as we go, so stay tuned. It has certainly not escaped me that it’s a huge blessing to be able to travel and we are so thankful to be able to do it. I’m looking forward to making the most and getting the most out of our trip and look forward to sharing all about it.