Holiday: feast

It’s ‘Five minute Friday’ time, joining with Lisa-Jo Baker.

She gives us 1 word,

we write for 5 minutes flat – no backtracking or editing, throwing caution to the wind.

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This is my best five minutes on ‘Enough’.

My apologies for my recent absence (and this decidedly belated Five-minute-Friday): I have been on holiday.

We were so worried about how it would work out with Jon pushing the wheelchair with one hand, a suitcase in the other, a rucksack on his back, a bag over his shoulder, and me carrying a toddler on my lap, armed with sufficient snacks to keep him entertained for a three-hour-long flight. I was worried that the journey would wipe me out to the extent that my M.E. would relapse and I wouldn’t be able to speak. The Boy – well, he wasn’t worried at all, actually; more like hopping with excitement at the thought of going on a plane.


In the end, it worked out really well. We went from a local airport, got a taxi transfer at the other side, which helped. At the Foreign Country I was only well enough to be carried from our room to a sunbed and lie in a sunbed for the morning and afternoon with a sleep in the middle of the day while Jon looked after the Boy – in other words, what most people would call a holiday. ┬áIt felt wonderfully normal.


And it was gloriously hot, and delicious to be looking at the horizon instead of the bedroom wall, and hearing the sound of the sea, and people-watching and enjoying the excitement on the face of my boy, and I feasted on all of these things for a week, and hope that it will be enough to see me through a future fast.

Over to you:

  • What things keep you going through the ‘fasting’ times?

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6 Responses to Holiday: feast

  1. Nikki 24th July, 2012 at 3:26 am #

    Praise God…that you had that time!
    Jon — bless you for being brave and stepping up and doing everything you can to let joy shine upon Tanya’s face.
    And Tanya–I trust you savored it like I see you savor Him. To God be the glory.

    Thanks for letting me know you participated! I’m so glad I got to read it…

    All for Him with hugs to you,

    • Tanya 24th July, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      Bless you for your encouragement, sweet Nikki – savouring is definitely the word!

  2. Tanya 23rd July, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I know…but it’s the holidays, innit?

  3. tallandrew 23rd July, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    It’s MONDAY!


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