Since before I could walk, our family has had the tradition of vacationing at a summer cottage in Michigan that my grandfather invested in when his children where teenagers and young adults.
Michigan summers hold some incredibly special memories for me.
John and I have been able to take our children many times over the past 24 years.
The last few summers, it has not been possible due to Mattie’s health.
To say that I am excited that we are able to travel to Michigan this year would be an understatement.
As I packed this week, several times my eyes filled with tears at the thought of being able to go again this year.
Being able to celebrate LIFE this year!
Taking Mattie on his very first vacation is a milestone that for the past 3 years, we only dreamed would become a reality.
So off we go, on a grand family adventure.
And this will be one vacation that I will never take for granted.
Before it even begins, it will always stand out in my mind as magical, remarkable, miraculous and very, very treasured.