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.  It 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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