Going with the Breakfast Flow

Jul 10, 2011 by

From Shilo’s laptop Saturday, July 9th, 2011

I had to make an emergency supply run into the town of Kenora this morning which is only 20 minutes away from the Lake Cabin, and my amazing husband volunteered to come with me and keep me company on the trip. I was a little under the weather, so he brought me hot tea in a to-go cup, put on my favorite song in the car’s CD player, and was generally heroic in his care of me on the drive into town. I am so blessed to have such a loving, demonstrative (is that a word?) husband. I love you, James! <3

Once my supply trip was complete, we went for a walk along the dock checking out the giant tent that houses the town’s farmers market on Wednesdays, went shopping for a thank you gift for our friends and decided to go for Breakfast (well brunch; by the time we actually got there it was after noon).  Breakfast food is my favorite group, so it was another pick-me-up!

On our way home we got a text from Charlotte, that her niece had crashed the suburban into trees! I was ever so grateful that James and I had decided to delay our trip back home to the cabin, other wise we would have been in the midst of family chaos!

Charlotte’s sister-in-law, the lovely Darlene, had driven out to join us all at the lake for an extended weekend with her 2 children (James,13 & Breanne, 16) and James’ friend. Breanne and Shelby were driving back from the guest cottage together when the brakes failed on the vehicle and it crashed into the trees not 100 meters from the cabin’s front door! Thankfully everyone was okay, but the airbags deployed and there was extensive damage done to the front of the vehicle. A mechanic was by to help with Doug’s boat and, upon quick glance, figured the suburban is a write-off! Crazy!

By the time we arrived back at the cabin, the vehicle was parked, all the teenagers were helping to clear the road of tree debris and the major fuss was over. This was a really great reminder to me that life happens. And I get to choose how I respond to it – in the moment, I get to choose whether to react in turmoil, or to respond with a peace-filled intention.

Within a short while, everyone got on with their day and we had some great fun! It was super muggy and hot, so James and I played hookie from the family sit-down dinner and ran into town again to watch a movie – gotta love air conditioning. I so love having the freedom to do things like that!

Blessings from the lake!