The family arrived safely home in TN last night. After a long day of driving, Aaron and I just sat on the couch together last night and watched tv. Kinda unwinding after being cooped up in the very crowded car with two kids, a dog, lots of suitcases, and Haiti on our minds.
Aaron wrote a great post about traveling out of the country and coming home. We have talked lots about the fact that we need to get out of this place (America) at least every other year and preferably every year so that our minds can stay focused on the important stuff. Traveling to Haiti does my mind, body and soul good. I, along with every other American, struggle with knowing the difference between a want and a need. Often the lines are very blurred in my mind and I could justify just about any want becoming a need. For me, going to Haiti helps ease this blurriness in my mind.
Getting back home is always good. Along with coming home brings laundry, bills to be paid, shirts to be mailed and lots of emails to respond to. I love coming home, but it always takes me a few days to get back to “normal” life. As I type this Aaron is downstairs working and two very sweet boys are jamming in their room to their favorite band of all times. I can't help but imagine the day when I have three crazy boys and one beautiful little girl dancing together in their room. Oh what a sweet day that will be.
This has nothing to do with your blog, sorry. You totally need to do the All Female Triathlon with us in October. How far is Charlotte for you? You guys could even come down here and visit for a long weekend and then the ladies can take off to do it. Being the runner that you are, this is nothing, trust me. There is a link on my page, to our team website. The tri is called the Ramblin’ Rose. You should!
I am constantly fighting the *need* vs. *want*. I find myself slip so effortlessly into the “buy more” mentality then when I wake up and realize what I am doing…I am completely disgusted with myself. It is a constant struggle within. I’m glad you are home safe. Praying for your acclimation back to life here…it seems to take some time.
A sweet day, indeed! (:
I am glad you had such a wonderful time and made it back safely. What a special week to spend that time with Amos and Story! I was wondering, did you make it to Barbara’s village at all?
Glad you are back home & re-united with your family. Praying that your adoption moves with supernatural speed and your other 2 children are soon safe in your arms.
Please tell all of your group Thank You for me. The extremely generous gifts of food, money and time have been a huge help to us. We appreciate the care and concern and ask for your continued prayers.