Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Empty-Nest Vacation

Today I'm blogging on Boomer Babes Rock, so hop on over and check it out. I'm talking about the joys and sorrows of an empty-nest vacation. Yes, we have come to that phase in life where our "boys" take their own vacations and report back (via cell phone) just how great it is. There's joy and sorrow mixed together: we're not paying for it, but we're missing all the fun!

Life is bittersweet. When they're growing up, you wish they would hurry up and grow up. When they're gone, you wish they were back. So what we're left with are precious memories of vacations we took every year of their lives: trips to Acadia National Park, Yosemite, Disney World, the California Coast, Virginia Beach and Colonial Williamsburg, and my favorite--Bar Harbor. There are Creative Memory albums filled with precious photos and when I need a vacation, I pore over the pictures and re-live the God-given moments that come only once in a lifetime.

The empty-nest vacation is one of the best vacations I've been given--knowing that we left memories with our "boys" to travel the journey of life and hopefully carry on the tradtion with their families.

Living Passionately,



inspired said...

Hi and Thank you for stopping by your have the words of an encourager. :o]

Connie Pombo said...

Yes, I believe I've been told that once or twice. Smile!

While you're taking a break, I'm going to read through your previous posts and get caught up!

God bless you!

jennifer said...

Wow I saw your name on 2 separate blogs I visit and thought I have to stop by. I am inspired by your list.

My heart stopped on the delivery table while delivering my fourth child. I never made a list, but became very clear in who I am. I decided that every day is precious, and we must never take for granted even one.

I like that you put on the list parachuting...I haven't been, but I have been in a military Helicopter with the doors open( nope I wasn't in the military.)

I am a Christian am unashamed to claim Christ as my Savior.

Well have a blessed day.
Oh I have 2 blogs...
if you get a chance.

Ruth said...

Hi Connie! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. I'm enjoying looking around your blog and plan to come back. Feel free to stop back by mine, too! Blessings to you.

Connie Pombo said...


I love your blog...I'll be back! I'm out of the office this weekend and having some time to catch up. So why am I on the computer?!?!?

Hugs to you!


Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Hey Connie girl, traveling the journey... memories... and new memories at this new stage of your life. I pray that each and every one of them is precious, just like you are my friend.

Now, as the Lord leads, I hope to see you making some new memories with your book ideas/proposals at the Philly Writers conference and at Sandy Cove!

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks Susan! Yes, I'm praying for you too as you prepare for this important manuscript. There's no doubt in my mind God has great things in store for you! Watch and be amazed dear friend!