Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tired, worn-out...AND READY!

This man
AND
this woman
Married for 15 years
AND
parents to 6 children
are very much in love...
AND
extremely tired.
Everyday we choose to see what we cherish..
Cherish what we love...
AND
love what we have.
We have a crazy life.
A busy life.
A life filled with stressful things.
Everyday things that tend to drag people down...
We choose to plow through.

with a smile on our face..
Sometimes our smile is real
AND
sometimes it's fake

BUT WE KEEP GOING...

Because at the end of our day...
No matter how tired we are...
We choose to focus on what is good!
Is it perfect?
No.
BUT LOVE
Real love
is.
AND IT IS A CHOICE. A CHOICE WE MAKE EVERYDAY.





So this tired couple along with these beautiful...
yet
equally as tired and stressed children
Who have shed many tears
and

sighed many sighs...



Who have climbed an uphill battle for over two years without a break


And have fallen many times....
But continue to GET BACK UP!


And waded into the unknown...


Yes...this family....
is going on a much needed vacation.
The first family focused trip in over two years.
Next Friday we leave for Florida.
We have nothing really planned or set in stone.
We are just getting in the van...
and going.
We will be staying with Ad's cousin's wife (Candace). He(Jay) was recently deployed. They have 4 beautiful kids...and live by the beach! 10 kids. One house!
We will also be visiting Ad's BF and his family in Tampa! Their church recently sponsored BEMM on Mother's Day. I also hope to meet many blog friends!..
Like
MISSY
ANNE
and
JEN!
I can't begin to tell you how excited we are...

6 comments:

Ginny said...

FUN!!!! I am so glad you are getting a vacation.

ashley said...

We live in Indiana if you need a place to stop and rest or refresh! Just let us know. Hope you have a awesome time!

Paula said...

Have a wonderful and well-deserved vacation! The beach is the BEST vacation for kids. Pretty good for grown-ups too. :)

Jen said...

Us too! Indianapolis area. Enjoy your well deserved trip! It will feel so good just to get away from the everyday muck!

*Overflowing* said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful!

Adam said...

This is a GREAT post!
What a fun hike in OUR woods that was!
WOW
<3