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a2z: The letter is 'M' for Moments in Michigan

                            Moments in Michigan

It's been a while since we were able to get away--just the two of us. We've been away with others, or for conferences, or Josh's wedding last year.

The past 2 years have been stressful for me, writing two books back to back, and for Ed constructing many large paver projects. We needed some time to relax, put the phones and computers away. 

Off we went to St. Joesph, Michigan to capture what felt like stolen moments out of a too busy life.

The first thing to great us in the small town were lots of fun farm animals. This one caught my attention. I happen to love goats and this one has pages of books written by teen mothers learning to read to their children. I think, books, children and moms reading to them are one of God's special moments. 

Lucy in St. Joesph, MI

We spent the days walking the beach, piers to three light houses and watching lots of little children who made us laugh. One small boy licked a window by a chair at the coffee shop so his sister wouldn't want to sit in the chair he watned!
A moment of happiness
One night we walked the beach and waited for the sunset. It was hidden by a cloud. It didn't matter. The night was special. The lake lapping on the shore, holding my Ed's hand, toes squishing in the sand. Later the stars came out and we stood there gazing in awe. We can't see the stars where we live, too many lights keep the sky bright.
Sunset in St. Joesph, MI

The trip was too short, but we are thankful for the time we had to relax, the moments when the phone didn't ring interrupting a conversation, perfect weather and a slower pace. It's good to get away even if only for a moment.

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posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer


  1. Diana, so glad you and Ed were able to get away. Especially love the goat! Great post for "M"!

  2. You look very relaxed. Glad to hear you had a good time!

  3. Ah, trips like that are good for body and soul. I'm glad you and your hubby were able to get away! What a lovely M post!

  4. Oh I'm so glad you had that chance to relax and spend time together!! =] Little things like that go a long way sometimes!

  5. This is wonderful Diana. What life is ALL ABOUT. And you are so cute in your pic. I just want to give you a big hug. But I won't. Cause I'm cool like that.



  6. It was great to get away and relax. Thanks for all of your comments. AND Casey, you better give me a hug if I ever get to meet you in person!