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Someone Cares: Vacay Replay

Why let the vacation feeling end?


Coming home from a wonderful 19-day tour of Australia and New Zealand gave me the post-vacation blues. Jet lag made my body clock feel upside down, and I used the tiredness as an excuse to sit around doing nothing.

Until a week later, when I saw a Facebook message from Terri, who’d also been on the tour. During the trip, we discovered a shared penchant for silliness—and that we didn’t live far from each other. Had we known each other growing up, we probably would have gotten into trouble together!

“Mary, I so enjoyed meeting you. I can’t wait to meet up again! Here are some of my pictures from the trip,” Terri wrote. Looking at everyone having a good time brought a smile to my face.

“Wow,” I wrote back. “Like Australian kookaburras, we really are birds of a feather!” The more I reflected on the memories of this once-in-a-lifetime trip—seeing God’s handiwork in the scenery, holding a koala and meeting wonderful people—the more my fog lifted. Terri and I made plans to get together. Why let the vacation feeling end?

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