My family had the pleasure of visiting one of the most beautiful places on earth last week. It is a place dear to my heart, where I have been allowed space to breathe, to rest, and to connect. To connect with my family, dear friends, God, and even myself. It was quite a shock to enter back into the realities of life Monday. I am praying I can take with me a slice of the goodness of this sweet trip, and that God would remind me He is closer than I think and cares about many of the things on my heart this week, more than I probably understand or know.