Monday, January 21, 2008

We leave in the morning

I can't believe that we are heading home tomorrow. I am trusting my husband that this is best for us. I want to stay here for forever, but duty calls us home. I thought it would be kind of fun to make a list of all the things that I will miss here.

  • our friends
  • SPACE!! Yes, you read that right. There is SO much more space here in this house with 17 people than there is at home with just the 7 of us!
  • Not having to cook or clean. I have helped out around here as much as they would let me, but it wasn't very much!!
  • My husband!! No, he is not staying, but he will be going back to work as soon as we get home.
  • chocolate M&M's, ice cream, cookies and anything else sweet!
  • not having to teach the children school (Jeff did it while we were here!)
  • adult conversation.....ANYTIME
  • eating out
  • our bat cave (Jeff and I slept on the lower, full size bunk bed. We draped blankets around us for privacy and darkness. I will miss it very much!)
  • not having to pay for anything (The Week's family spoiled us ROTTEN!!!)
  • services each night
  • being busy, but not too busy
  • warm house with NO mold
  • big bathroom
  • lots of warm, fuzzy blankets
  • children around every corner.......oops I don't have to miss that one. We have that at home too!!
  • not having to drive very far to get anywhere! For instance, the grocery store is only about three minutes away, compared to home where I shop almost a full 1/2 hour away from the house.
  • pizza
  • sunshine
  • a quiet place to just read
  • a HUGE mirror in the bathroom......I really hate that mirror, but I need it!!!
  • not to have to think about what everyone is going to eat

Can you understand now why I don't want to go back home to reality!!!? I must though, so I will do it with the right attitude. Thank you that I have a home to go to, Lord! Maybe this list of things I won't miss, will get me in the right mood!

  • a dryer that takes three hours to dry a load
  • ironing clothes for the service each night
  • not being able to walk around in my PJ's
  • the noise level of 13 very excited, loud children
  • sharing our bedroom with three children (it really wasn't that bad though)
  • not being able to drive anywhere (the vehicles were too big for me to drive!!)
  • eating out (I must have gained five pounds while we have been here!)
  • having to put Joel in nursery every night (He screamed for a little while every night!)
  • not having much alone time with Jeff

I am done with my lists for now. We leave at 8:00 in the morning. We are going to try to make it all the way home in one day. It will probably be a 17 hour trip, depending on weather. So we will definitely make it home sometime Wednesday! You should hear from me again sometime later this week.


Jody and Emily Jennings said...

It sounds like you had a much needed break. I'm glad for you guys. Hope you have a safe'll be a cold one.

Jeff, Judith, Lauren, Emily, Daniel, Amy, and Joel said...

It was exactly what we needed! The Lord knew better than us, we almost didn't go, but we felt for some reason that we should. Thank you, God!! We are home safe now!!!
My next post will be all about the trip home!

Peggy said...

I totally understand what you are saying! I would feel the same way. I always feel sad when we come home from a vacation!

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