Ciao Milano

We got back to the U.S.A. yesterday at four in the afternoon. I thought this eagle from the ceiling of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan was appropriate for the transition back.

It’s going to take a few days to recover from my latest adventures especially since the incubated bug I probably picked up 10 days ago on our flight back from California has decided to loom it’s ugly head. Ive also come home to lots of news that I missed being off line for just 48 hours. You never know what a day holds.

During this lenten season I’ve been reading 40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Here’s part of the reading from today on the subject of living in community…

We must be ready
to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God, who will thwart our plans and
frustrate our ways time and again, even daily, by sending people across our
path with their demands and requests.

It’s good to be home and to be able to communicate with loved ones in both their grief and their joy. I’m looking forward to reading about what you’ve been up to as I sit on the couch with a tissue stuffed up my nose. Blessings!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

19 thoughts on “Ciao Milano

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip, Ellen. But not so nice about picking up that bug..I usually have that happen to me when I fly. Give yourself time to get well..stay on that couch till you do:)

  2. Glad you had a lovely visit to Milan; sorry about that hitch hiking bug! I think it must be the same one we both got. Passing along the Kleenex and the colds meds.

  3. Welcome back! Have enjoyed your travel posts. And thanks for the Bonhoeffer quote. It’s so true. Hope you’ll get well soon. As Lord Grantham says to Mr. Bates: “Stay in bed. Read books.”

  4. Hi Ellen – I left Seattle yesterday (Wednesday) at 13:30 – am up in Alaska now. It seems like you had a great visit to Milano — so glad you saw Varenna on a sunny day; it is my favorite spot on Lake Como 🙂 take care and feel well soon.

  5. Oh my, I do enjoy architecture. Thankful you didn’t get sick overseas! I thought of your family with the military news of the week. God, be all they need, these military families. “Must be willing to be interrupted”…..indeed. Peace to you and yours!

  6. Glad you are home safely, but I am sorry you are sick, I’ll have to say the image of you with a tissue stuck up your nose made me snicker…sorry about that! 🙂 A great quote from your reading. If we could just live that way…being willing to be interrupted or inconvenienced…how different our lives and the world would be!

  7. I scrolled through all you wonderful Milan photos and the post of your niece’s beautiful bridal shower, Ellen. It looks like you had a wonderful time in Italy despite the winter weather, but I’m sorry to hear you now have a cold. Travel will often do that! Rest up now– hopefully your weather there is warmer than what you lfet behind in Milan.

  8. Welcome home from one amazing trip! Now you have a week to prepare for Holy week and cook! Do take care and soak up some sunshine as it is uncovered for short spurts of time!

  9. I think my biggest fear was that I would learn that I had forgotten you were home…self-preoccupation is not pretty, but this has given me a chuckle in light of what I shared via email. I must have sounded like a real twit! It’s just mean to get a cold when traveling! Hope that you’re feeling ever so much better now.

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