Yesterday we toured the Island of Santorini via ebikes. We only strolled four miles in nearly four hours. We road up to ancient castles, through tiny villages, and learned why Santorini wines grow in a basket on the ground instead of on vines heading to the heavens. We sipped lemonades, iced coffees, and talked to locals while Miss, Krits, and Jordan bought artifacts, local jewelry, and artwork. We laughed with each other. We are reforming connections with our nearly thirty five year old Jordan, thirty two year old Andrew, twenty nine years of Krit, and T. Scott of twenty three. We are family.
Today we will sail together as best we can. We’re not sure how Jordan is going to make it but we’re bound to figure it out. We will grow old but not tired together. You see, yesterday was not about the bike, it was about being – being together. The bike was just a tool to get us to another side of the island and learn how to be with again. Our family, maybe like yours, is no longer living under one roof. We, in fact, are living in six very distant, distinct, and different worlds. We are still family. We have lots to learn about each of our world’s and must shut off our judger and learn how to celebrate those we cannot control. This is easier said than done especially when we were once charged with controlling these adults when they were long ago considered our children. This is not easy. Fact.
You and I are God’s children, I believe. God gives us the freedom to choose our way forward and loves us, anyway. God is love. As I bathe in this truth, it reminds me that there is so much I don’t know with regard to His world, so why should I get so bent when others are finding their way traveling a different route than me? Makes little to no sense, huh. Why not just view them the way God views them, as one of God’s children. I guess that would make us all family. God, help me gain this perspective. God, help me see us all as brothers and sisters. Today, I’m going to try to see these Greeks as family because they are. I mean, we are. We are family. Good.
Live hard. Love harder (Thanks, Teeks)…