So much has happened since this trip, but we never shared our adventure with you! A couple years ago, my grandparents decided to move to Munising, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula and run Angel Island View Inn on 16 Mile Lake. Since they move we make it a point to go visit them at least once a year. This past year we went up for Thanksgiving and Wild Things birthday and were lucky enough to see my brother who lives out in DC for a couple days. Chris and I are both adventurers at heart so we finally decided to head out to Kitch-Iti-Kipi out in Manistique and we had even more fun going along with the family. We also hit a couple of our favorite spots, the Christmas Antique Mall, Miners Castle, a couple of the Munising falls, and Marquette.
Since this is being posted so much later than I intended, it's been kind of a reflection for me. Time has flown so fast since we traveled up there. The barber shop has grown so much, we've come so far as a family, and there's so much new stuff on the horizon for us. Sometimes I wish things would just freeze because it never feels like we're in one spot long enough. I often feel like we are moved from one position to the next by life so fast, that I crave that peace and quiet that so many people post about on social media. Part of my personal journey has been accepting our journey. The pace of it, the challenges from it, and the fact it doesn't look like anyone else's journey. It's been a personal struggle. One I constantly pray over. I don't know how many times a day I take a deep breath, ask God to grant me inner peace so I can reflect it outwards, and let the flow push me along, but it's a heck of a lot.
So if you're feeling overwhelmed some days, like you just never stop moving. If you see other people post about their perfect bit of peace and get envious. If you just wish you could pause life for a moment, you're not the only one. That's life. Real life. And it's okay. I'm walking that path right along with you.