Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Tomorrow we head out bright and early for our two day trek to Florida
to visit Grandma and Grandpa.

But before we do that,
we used our season passes to Six Flags today
and our accompanying "Get a friend in free" tickets that were valid this week,
and took some great friends of ours with us today.

Blowing mom some kisses!

We really lucked out and although it was free friend day,
and summer,
and HOT...
there was NO ONE there!

Unfortunately that meant I got very few pictures of Olivia
as she was out riding all the big, fun, rides with the big kids! :)

It was so hot that some of us felt quite ill for periods of time during the day.

But we made the best of it,
stayed cool when we could,
drank LOTS,
and played in water areas.

Though that didn't stop me from almost passing out
taking two girls to Raging Bull and not being able to ride myself!
I had to sit and sip water to keep from keeling over on the spot!

I have now discovered that my stomach is catching up in age to the rest of my body.

I rode Superman, but don't think that will EVER happen again! LOL
I barely made it without getting too too nauseous and ill!

I am CONTENT to be mom.

To go on things my kids can't ride without an adult.

But otherwise to sit in the shade and provide a respite,
a place where kids can use as "home",
as "base",
and find that we are there waiting.

I LOVE watching my children have fun.

I find such JOY in their JOY.


Sometimes in our crazy life...

All we need is a good friend...

And a mom there to capture the moments that matter...

I think God delights in our Joy,
provides our safe "base",
and is content in all things "US".


Becky said...

Beautifully said.

I hope that you have a wonderful vacation and have an opportunity for all of you to rest and recharge. Enjoy!

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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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