Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Looking forward to being refreshed!

Dear Ones:

Just to bring you up to speed on a few exciting things. First, I am leaving on Thursday. My friend and neighbor invited me on a little beach getaway. This will be the first time ever leaving my chocolate muffins. I am so looking forward to getting away and being refreshed. I even bought some SPF 100 sunscreen. No joke. I am as white as they come....practically glow in the dark. You can be praying for my man who will be home with our 4 youngest kiddos. Why only four? Well, our two oldest sons leave on the 9th for Mexico. They have worked so hard to pay for their trip. We did not have 1 cent of the money but God has provided by loving donations and a lot of hard work on their parts. I'm simply amazed by it really. Thank you to all who have given or who have provided jobs! I am sure going to miss those amazing boys, but I know my amazing God is going to do amazing things in and through them. Also, Happy Birthday to my Noah who will turn 14 on the trip!

Our other exciting news is. My hubby has a business trip to New Orleans at the end of the month that spouses can come on. Well, we can only leave our girls with a certified family and I just could not leave our girls with complete strangers. We tried working on several scenarios with families in our church and just when it looked like nothing was going to pan out something did. So my hubby and I will get to celebrate our 20th anniversary (1 month early) in style and ALONE! Just the two of us. We have not been away together just the two of us in about 4 years or so. I can hardly stand it!!!

On a side note, July 9th marks 4 years since we started our adoption journey. Just knowing it is within reach has brought so much peace and joy. So this four year anniversary brings anticipation and excitement rather than frustration and sadness.

Much much much to celebrate!

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