Monday, August 25, 2008

Back from Some R&R

Every year for Christmas my mom asks what to get our family & every year I tell her "no stuff". We don't want anything that will collect dust or that we will find at the back of the closet come March never to be seen again. Our favorite thing to do is get away together as a family so we were happy to be blessed again last Christmas with a gift card to the Lodge at Cedar Creek. We left Saturday morning & got back this afternoon. It was wonderful to get away and we really enjoyed our time together.

It's funny how this adoption changes the way I look at everything - including our time away. I couldn't help but think of how we were frolicking in thousands of gallons of clean water for fun & play, but the people of Haiti have to bath & drink in the same water that they go to the bathroom in. I guess it just comes with the territory of being in the "Seriously Disturbed & Gloriously Ruined Club". I also couldn't help but get a little sad, hoping & praying that next year Anchise will be able to be on our trip. We miss you sweet girl & can't wait to be able to have fun with you!

7 comments:

Lena Wright said...

looks like you all had a great time! Praying that your famjly will be together soon!

I can totally relate to looking at things differently now...it's unbelieveable-I'm so glad that God has 'wrecked my life' in this manner-I think I'm starting to 'get it' what really matters...

Hugs to you!

Amanda said...

Looks like a fabulous time. I truly hope your Anchise is home soon, too.

Sarah and Tim said...

looks fun! what a great gift!

it is so hard to comprend our easly life styles when people in haiti are starving....

sandi said...

looks like you had loads of fun.

Sandi

Kathy Eden said...

Looks like you had a great time! I know it's hard to wrestle between "two world." I can't say it gets any easier.

Katy said...

How awesome for you to have a family getaway..always needed! Can't wait to see one more with you...I also had a rough time today thinking of my baby girl and all the people of Haiti as they weather yet another hurricane, and here I am... having no idea what life is like there. I agree, this experience is surely changing life as we knew it..

Kathy said...

Every time we do something cool as the family someone always says, "I wish the twins were here." Just think how new and fun everything will be with a new family member.