Desperate for a break and to find a little clarity it was perfect timing when one of my dear friends asked me if would like to accompany her on a short trip to Lourdes in France. Naturally I was a bit hesitant at leaving Gabriella for the first time but after thinking about it she was being left in great hands...with her daddy. When I was a little girl I distinctly remember a bottle of holy water which lived on our mantle piece, always knowing that Lourdes is a very special place not only to Christians but anyone with faith or curiosity of faith, it's somewhere I knew I must visit once in my lifetime.
A small and humble town, Lourdes is Nestled in the hills with views of the Pyrenees mountains. It was beautiful to see that the town has been kept as true to the way it was centuries ago with little commercial influence. I loved the cobbled streets and hilly roads, albeit hard on the legs and the typically French architecture. It's hard to explain but Lourdes has an indescribable silence although there are lots of tourist around there is not a sound to be heard apart from singing birds, I've never experienced such a peaceful place, so tranquil and calming.
Lighting a candle in Lourdes for my family and all the people in my life was a moment I will treasure forever.