Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Challenged tonight. Refreshed tomorrow.


To the woods yonder
My heart doth wander
Heal me with thy beauty
sooth me with they silence
Until all that is clatter departs from my mind
In your forest embrace
my center and peace I find
absent of distraction attune to His voice
With all this hard work
It is why this is my choice
My forest repose
It has been so hard to get ready for this trip.
Hello, all day (week) I have faced one obstacle after another and have just watched them be swept out of the way. I did well with attitude, but when the lights turned green. This hamster had to get off and running with one knee tied behind my back.
Beauty my Miss fiction gets a new nick name. She is transforming into an outwardly expressed inner beauty that is stunning! She was a huge help. Everyone pitched in. The camper is getting closed up as I type. Hubby is out doing it. They just finished story time while I loaded all the bags they carried out into the cupboards. The ice chest are loaded. I have stepped away and sat down to rest my leg.
The kids are growing up. Wow what a difference even three months have made. They see how essential they are. And how we are all a team. This is a real transformation in them. Independence and the joy of self discovery is so impressive to see.

10 comments:

Denise said...

I am so glad that your sweet family gets to enjoy some time away together. I love you,, and you will be in my prayers.

Cynthia said...

Sounds like everything is ready. How beautiful it is when we see our children grow and change. Have a wonderful trip and God Be With You.

LoveMyStarr said...

What blessings your family members are.

BTW, could I get your email address (if you have one or want to give it out)? I understand if you'd rather not. Mine is nutritionshawna@yahoo.com.

Overwhelmed! said...

Donetta, you asked about how the adoption process going. Well it's slow going. Still no news from the state. We're approaching 5 weeks of waiting. We did hear of a potential private adoption lead from a neighbor last Saturday but have heard nothing since. It's hard not to feel discouraged at times, but we're trying to remain positive!

Thanks for checking in!

Talk..to..Grams said...

Have a great trip and have fun with the family! Blessings Grams

Amrita said...

Have a good trip all the family, Beauty is so good.

TaunaLen said...

Your trip sounds like so much fun. I watched a family in walmart yesterday buy air mattresses, a tent and a portable grill. I so wanted to stow away in the back of their truck and head to the woods with them. Alas, I am too old and creaky to sleep on the ground, or the floor, or anywhere but a comfy mattress---preferably my own. Forty. Who knew I'd be so particular. Maybe I'll ignore my aching joints and go to the woods anyway. Have a great, refreshing time.

~TaunaLen

KC's Blog said...

Have a wonderful trip and have fun! We'll miss ya bunches:)

childlife said...

Donnetta - I hope you all have a lovely time - you've earned it! (You had me laughing with the vision of a scurrying little hamster with one 'knee' tied behind her back!) : )

Amanda said...

I hope your trip was nice.

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