a much needed break

May 17, 2012Karen Courcy

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a beach girl! I love the ocean and all that it has to offer! it’s not so much the water I love, it’s the peaceful feeling it gives me, and the sleeping in the sun with no worries!

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for me. I was in the hospital last weekend getting IV treatment for my heart and other things – it was nothing serious at all, but wasn’t fun in the least. The new meds had me feeling awful, but I am coming around.

We got an offer to stay at the beach free for just the weekend, and my arm was pretty much twisted (NOT).. I think I had my bags packed before I even asked Tim what he thought!

My therapist and I have been working hard-core for the past couple of weeks, and as well me in the hospital. I have had WONDERUL support through this whole process, and I don’t know who was more excited about me going to the beach, me or Andy.

His words to me on the phone today were “go, be, relax, enjoy, find peace, get rest, and do this for you, you so deserve this – when you get back, I will be here and we will continue to work on this huge movement we have found”.

You know – I found peace in those words – it felt comforting and I really felt as if I could do this for me.

Yesterday in session my therapist wrote on the white board in his office “DANCE”.. when I get back, we will dance in celebration that not only did I give myself rest, but a celebration that I am on a new path towards wholeness that I found in the past couple of weeks…. it will serve as a reminder of what I will walk into next week when I get back. (it’s a funny dance thing we do when we accomplish something) .. FUN GOOFY and EMBARRASSING – but celebrating

So I leave Friday and come back Sunday night.. just enough time to get away and be! As you all know me well, I will probably blog about it at night while I am cooling off my suntan, and posting photos of the most amazing thing that God has created – THE OCEAN!

I do have to say, this will be my first time going to the beach without my oldest son Chris.. I am a little sad about that as I love all my kids with me when we go away.. but this trip is for me, and I need to remember that. My wonderful husband, Nathan and Ryan will keep me plenty soul-filled.

So be on the look-out for some great photos, and updates.. I wish I had a FORWARD button on life so I can be there already.

I am doing something a little different and using this as my FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY by GYPSY MAMA today! the word is PERSPECTIVE.. what has come into perspective for me is knowing I need to take some time out for me after a rough week. God is wonderful like that ..

I am linking up with 5 Minute Friday 


  • lauren

    May 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Have a blast! You will have one big “sunspot” to soak up your new joy!




  • Karen Courcy

    May 17, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    heheh LOVE that LAUREN.. didn’t think about it that way.. one big SUNSPOT!


  • Michele-Lyn

    May 18, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    I think it is so wonderful that you are going to be able to get away. I pray you find renewal and rejuvenation while you are there. I just spent a week at the beach — although I had my kiddos and did not do a lot of resting, there is just something soothing about listening to waves crashing and breathing in salty air.

    I hope you have a most blessed time!

  • Jennifer

    May 18, 2012 at 2:43 AM

    What a beautiful gift! I love the ocean, too. I pray you have an amazing time–that it is filled with His delight and rest and joy.

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