I could not convince Amy since her back was still not in great shape, but she urged me to go fulfill this final dream, while she sipped coffee and did back exercises in the hotel. I hurriedly drove to a parking lot near the launch site, clamped my kayak on it's little cart, put on my umbrella hat, and wheeled off to the James River.
A pile of to-dos awaited me, and the wrenching realization that tomorrow I would have to deal with it all. Life is like the tide, with its ebbs and flows. I had sorely needed the change of scenery and perspective, and the fulfillment of so many dreams. I will keep those memories in mind when tackling the unpleasant and mundane routines of life.
God reminds us to store up His word in our hearts, because there will be times when we will have no strength, and will be sustained only by His.
I closed my eyes last night and had visions of ponies, and loved ones, and the silvery James River swirling while the mist rose to greet the rain, and stored them in my heart as well.
Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.