"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Sunday, April 10, 2011


today otter pop took me and the kids to look at some land and a home up northeast of us.  his mom is getting a little tired of "city life" and is looking for some space to stretch out on.  she's getting up in her years and thought she'd rather be paying on a place she knew she could retire on, rather than a place she'd want to get away from when she retires. 
we love to go for drives, so it was nice.  it's about 45min-1hr. away from where we live.  it made me sad to think she'll be even a little bit away from us.  it's so nice right now because she's always willing to take the kiddos for a weekend so that they can have some good quality time and it gives me some nice quality time with myself.  she's a great grandma in that respect.  she takes ALL 5 kids for overnighters!!!  it's quite amazing.  i hardly ever hear complaints [from either party] when she returns them too. 
so anyway, now the pluses.  the land was GORGEOUS!!!  the drive was BEAUTIFUL!  the house looked amazing!  it was cute and cozy, but still looked spacious and up kept. 
we don't know if it's in the future for her, but it was fun to look.  if you'll all start to pray about it with us, maybe it'll help with her decision.  we, of course, want the Lord's will for her.
Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


Alexis said...

Sounds like a great relaxing day.

Kimberly said...

That's wonderful! I LOVE how you wrote that it gives you some nice "quality time with myself". Well said! Grandparents are the bomb. (Hope I don't get put in a file somewhere for writing "bomb"!)

Anonymous said...

That's really exciting! I will indeed pray for God's will for Sophie in this decision.