It’s started. Summer vacation season. The other night I sat with some friends and listened to their varied vacation plans. I have to admit I was jealous.

Vacation is a word we don’t use around our house. When routine is king, getting away is out of the question.

I often struggle with envy, especially of friends with “typical” families. I sometimes feel my family’s life is ruled by autism. I can only imagine how my sweet Rachel feels, as she remains nonverbal.

However, I must keep my eyes pointed up. God is not ruled by anything. Plus, he also lives in the greatest place ever. So, I will plan a fun summer at home and look forward to my really awesome permanent tour of Heaven.

You can’t ask for better than that.