I am often overwhelmed--with, with stress, anxiety, with too much to do and too many decisions. But this wasn't like that.
I was overwhelmed with gratitude for a husband who gave me a weekend off, just because he wants me to be happy.
Overwhelmed with love from friends - ten! - who spent all or some of the weekend with me.
Overwhelmed with generosity of friends who not only spent their time and money on a vacation, but on beautiful flowers and gifts.
Overwhelmed with delicious food and beautiful weather.
And then, when the weekend was coming to an end, overwhelmed with bittersweet sadness at saying goodbye to two friends who moved far away. The time with them meant everything and life is such that it is hard to visit. But I will try.
So...to New Beth, Beth Classic and Beth 2.0, to Karyn, Cynthia, Lyn, Danielle, Jill, Phoebe and Francesca, thank you. Thank you for the weekend, and for so much more.