Tiny TomesĀ® Publishing - Constance B. Wilder

Recent Posts

Health and Love
Lending a hand
Twelve Years Later
Giving Thanks
Red Sox and memories


leisure time
maine cottage
The nest


March 2017
March 2014
January 2014
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012

powered by

Welcoming Life


This photograph of Varenna on Lake Como in Italy was taken by my 14 year old grandson, Sebastien. It was the first of many photographs taken on a 2 week dream of a family trip to Italy and Switzerland planned by my daughter, Katie and her husband, David in honor of their 20th wedding anniversary.There were five of us including--their two sons Sebastien and Ethan and the grandmother--me.
It was not only the trip of a lifetime, but for me it was the continuing affirmation that one's sense of adventure does not have to diminish when a part of your life has through loss gotten smaller.
I wrote in Above & Beyond Wellfleet that traveling to interesting and beautiful places helped to spark a renewal and recovery. I began to forge a different dream. Ten years ago, I realized that I could appreciate new vistas and cultural events alone. I missed the repartee with my favorite traveling companion--my husband--but I learned to enrich myself and be grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the world or to simply discover what a nearby neighborhood had to offer.
I have quite a bit to say about this category "travel"; I hope I will not bore you. My view is written as a widow--which I believe is such a depressing  and potentially limiting word. I hate it, actually, and think it should just be reserved for spiders.
In the words I share in "Welcoming Life", I hope to blow the lid off the limiting aspects of the word "widow (and widower). Taking advantage of travel opportunities will be just one aspect of encouragement.
The past two weeks I spent with my family seeing two countries I never expected to see--Italy and Switzerland-- emphasized just how unexpectedly fortunate I am. In the past two weeks, I saw the thrill expressed by my grandchildren at seeing one of the highest mountains in the world. On my refrigerator, I see everyday the thrill of my five year old grandson catching his first fish. It just doesn't get better than that.

19 Comments to Travel:

Comments RSS
Patty on Monday, September 3, 2012 9:09 AM
Loved it, especially the note about the word "widow" only applying to spiders! Love you.
Reply to comment

Marilynn on Monday, September 3, 2012 11:08 AM
Connie, You are, indeed, a very lucky woman to have such a loving and wonderful family. They are also lucky to have you! Your trip sounds amazing. I enjoyed reading your travel notes.
Reply to comment

Maroochydore Holiday Accommodation on Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:30 AM
You made my day! I am very happy and relaxed too that I find this blog. I was looking for the matter discussed in blog post. If you have some more blogs on the material please share those as well. Thanks a lot and keep sharing such useful information.
Reply to comment

Mooloolaba Holiday Accommodation on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 7:30 AM
Thanks for sharing such a nice info with us. Fantastic writing skills. I appreciate this blog.
Reply to comment

Sunshine Coast Hotels on Sunday, December 9, 2012 8:08 AM
Thanks for sharing such a nice info with us. Fantastic writing skills. I appreciate this blog.
Reply to comment

Noosa Holiday Apartments on Thursday, January 3, 2013 5:29 AM
Firstly I would like to congratulate you that you dared to write on this serious and significant topic. Secondly, your writing has an ease that clearly express how good a writer you are.
Reply to comment

Alpha Steffenson on Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:09 AM
Informative information for making a family trip to Switzerland! I want to know more details concerning different places of Switzerland. Please serve me some letters about Switzerland. Thanks!
Reply to comment
connie on Friday, January 18, 2013 4:45 PM
Hello--my family and I visited three cities in Switzerland-Bern, Zermatt, and St Moritz. We loved all three of them. We stayed at the base of the Matterhorn in Zermatt for three days,and it was breathtaking.We stayed for one night at the Badrutt's Palace in St. Moritz--a huge extravagance, but unforgettable and two days in Bern--a beautiful city. We took the Glacial Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt--a 7 hour train ride that was one of the highlights of our trip--so beautiful and we learned so much. I hope you and your family have as wonderful a time as my family and I did. Unforgettable.

Coolangatta Accommodation on Friday, February 1, 2013 4:37 AM
After reading your blog post I am inspired with the writing and looking forward to write a blog on the same including my view points.
Reply to comment

Maroochydore Family Accommodation on Friday, March 22, 2013 9:25 AM
Your blog is very useful and provide tremendous facts about politics. It going to change the way one think by a sharp angle.
Reply to comment

1770 Holiday Accommodation on Friday, March 22, 2013 10:54 AM
Your thinking toward the respective issue is awesome also the idea behind the blog is very interesting which would bring a new evolution in respective field.
Reply to comment

Port Douglas Apartments on Friday, April 5, 2013 2:08 AM
What a brilliant write up it is! I always searching a information like this and your post about traveling is very helpful for me.Thanks for this post,keep it up!!!
Reply to comment

Coolum Family Accommodation on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:42 AM
I really enjoyed reading your blog,Each and every single information shared by you is really useful for many people,all the best
Reply to comment

Noosa Accommodation on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:36 AM
the image was attractive and the content was good. Your content is related to the title.Good Job !
Reply to comment

Noosaville Accommodation on Monday, May 6, 2013 8:21 AM
With this blog you really took our attention to the points that we never thought about. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
Reply to comment

paper bag maker on Friday, May 17, 2013 9:57 AM
Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.
Reply to comment

Charter a bus to DC on Saturday, May 18, 2013 2:45 AM
Thank you very much for sharing this useful information. I was doing a project and for that I was looking for related information. Some of the points are very useful. Do share some more material if you have. !!!!!!!!
Reply to comment

tibet attractions on Sunday, May 19, 2013 1:13 AM
I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.
Reply to comment

Busonlineticket on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:00 AM
I have experience that this blog is really have all those quality that characterize a blog to be a good one.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint