Monday, August 11, 2008

We Made it Back!

Wow, we had such a wonderful wonderful time! I'm so exhausted I won't post about it right now, I need some time to ruminate a little. I have had so many posts that have run through my mind throughout our trip hopefully some of them will end up actually being posted.

Such as... Our first day there we were so blessed to be able to spend some time with a blogger friend Brandi. I'm sure you will want to hear all about how Braeden ERASED her iPhone!!! Yep, all memory, numbers, pictures, such a joyous post awaits!

And... I have so much to say about the many many angels that are a part of Give Kids the World. They really do go out of their way in their attempt to give each and every child "the world." And Olivia's tears as we left, knowing that we can go there as guests for a day, but not stay there again unless we would have another wish child who wished to go there, was proof that they met their goal.

So, for now, I'm off to bed, exhausted, happy, blessed, humbled, inspired, and ready for a pleasant slumber.


Brandi said...

We had SO much fun with you guys! I am still giggling about Braeden and the phone and especially my "oh LET him play with it. . it's fine!" funny last words, huh?! I'm so dumb. . but the phone's almost back up to par now!

We had a blast with you and my kids loved your kids too! Can't wait to hang more soon!


Emily said...

So glad you had a good trip!

Julie said...

Glad your back! CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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