Thursday, June 26, 2008

Let's Get Real! Staycation?

OK. So most of my posts are positive but not today. I'm just being real and expressing my feelings. David is on vacation this week. This year we couldn't really go anywhere so we decided to try a "Staycation". There is nowhere to go that does not require a lot of money (movies, water parks, Six Flags, etc...) so we're trying to make the most of it. Monday we went to a small water park, Tuesday David took the boys to White Water (are you kidding me? running around all day from slide to slide or siitng at the kiddie area with a 5 year old does not appeal to me). Three nights of Georgia baseball college world series. I think that adds up to about 12 hours. I like sports but three nights in a row? Then, at 5:30 this morning Jenna starts throwing up. All this time I am trying to stay positive and keep remembering that God is in all things in our life, you know, all that spiritual stuff!

No Place Like Home? I need to rethink that title. Who came up with Staycation anyway? Probably those people with pools in their backyard!

Then, I got up this morning and read this quote on a friend's CaringBridge site. She is struggling with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma:

"I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances." Martha Washington

Wow! That really stung. Forgive me, Lord and help me be content whatever my circumstances (Phil 4:11). Now, I'm going to clean up throw up, hold my child, and be so thankful for every minute of it.

There's No Place Like Home


Fearfully and Wonderfully Made said...

What a bittersweet Truth you just described! I'm so tearful thinking of you holding Jenna! I'm just sitting home, frustrated over other issues while my kiddos are at the Fair with their friends and their friends Mom...I am leaving now to go meet up with them and share some smiles!! Love you :)

jodi said...

I'm so sorry you are having a yucky Staycation. I had to sit through all those nights of UGA baseball too! At least I was distracted by working on my Grandma's scrapbook! :)

Anonymous said...

Guess I should have read your blog before I e-mailed and asked about your summer:(

Sorry your staycation isn't all you wanted it to be. Hang in there!