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Learning How to Listen

July 22, 2014

I have felt totally out of my element the past couple days: I’m with John’s family at the beach, and it’s a blast, but there’s a learning curve.  His family is here (parents, grandparents, aunt), as well as a lot of family friends, but everyone really does their own thing.  It’s a vacation they go on every summer, and it’s a blast, but it is not what I’m used to.

View from the House

View from the House

Growing up we always did a lot together as a family, even on vacation.  We hiked together, walked together, went to the beach together, ate meals together, played wiffle ball together … getting the gist?  So as I’ve grown older and realized that now vacation is what I want it to be, and it’s what I make it, I’ve had a hard time reconciling that no one is telling me to be somewhere at a certain time, and I have minimal responsibilities.

As a result, the first two days of this vacation have been what I’ve made them and what I’d do on an ideal vacation: sleep in, listen to sermons (which I never do at home because I don’t have the patience to sit and listen), read a novel, relax in the pool and the hot tub, sit at the beach and enjoy the view, and just enjoy having minimal responsibilities. I’m such a daddy’s girl though, so the only thing I’m really missing on this vacation is my dad.


I’m thankful for the time to learn.  Learn how people care for each other in this family.  

Learn how people cope with hurt.   Learn how to love my future in-laws better.

Learn how to listen better.

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