Is a Vacation a Vacation?

Is a vacation trip for a mother and grandmother with four children a vacation? Hardly! But it’s a change from the routine, and I guess that is what counts.

I am taking advantage of a few moments before the entire “tribe” is awake to make sure my cyber friends know that I’m alive. I have not vanished from the face of the earth. We went on this “vacation” for a purpose, that purpose is complete. My beautiful niece is now married to her charming prince.

It was a HOT afternoon, in a botanical garden, with everybody sweating, that these young people said their vows. It could have been raining!

We now have a few days left of “vacation”. When I get another chance to devote a few moments to the computer, I might write a story about this vacation experience. As for now, mother and daughter are doing their best to stay “sane” and keep the four kids safe.

Considering the circumstances, they are doing great. By the way, I promised David I would go with him to watch a Transformers movie that is now in theaters . “I know you would just do it to make me happy,” said David yesterday, because he figures, what fun can Transformers be for a grandmother?! 

The true meaning of happiness is to make others happy. That is also the true meaning of this vacation!


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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