I suppose we can call it that. What we originally thought was going to be a couple of days of sitting has turned into 3 days of visiting with family, friends and touring Nova Scotia. I'll admit that I was hoping to do something special for our 10th Anniversary this year. I never imagined that we'd be doing this and actually didn't really want to go once I heard that we weren't going to be needed for the custody hearing. "T" and "K" were able to settle the custody issue out of court on Friday. We never imagined that they would do that and it still seems kind of unreal. Things are still not ideal, but at least "T" will have them for 10 days each month and it is enforced, rather than left up to "K's" whims.
It turns out that "T" will not be flying back with us and she is waiting until Thursday to go because her time with the kids starts Friday. So, we were left with a lot of decisions to make last minute when we thought it was all settled. Thankfully Scott's 2nd cousins offered us a place to stay for all 3 nights and the use of their second vehicle for the first 2 days. The third one we'll rent a car and visit a friend of Scott's and do a bit of sightseeing away from Halifax. We never would have gone on this trip without this happening, so we're at least considering the possibility that God wants us there for another reason. Being open to the idea that he has something for us to learn and that a quieter environment might be the best way to do that. I have to admit that I won't mind having Scott to myself for a couple days:). Yes, I'll still need to share with Addie, but she's pretty good at sharing:). I've gone back and forth struggling with wrapping my mind around all the changes, but the Lord's giving me peace about it and I pray that we can really enjoy the time away instead of being focused on how much I miss the kids.
I snuggled each of them, except Garrison, extra last night. He's kind of hard to snuggle because he's on the top bunk, but I'll make sure that I get lots of extra hugs this morning. I think they will have a wonderful time with Nana and Grandad and might actually wish that we would stay away longer when we do get back. Nana has a way of making the ordinary into something extraordinary, so I won't worry about them being bored. Praying they will be good and kind while we're away. They are little kids, after all, and still have those childish tendencies. We might have to send Nana and Grandad on a vacation when we get back:).
Well, there's still quite a bit to get done before we head to church this morning, so I'd better head out.
Til Next Time....