And with that, we're heading out for the weekend to go camping. There's a part of me that would rather be driving down to Texas for a viewing today and funeral tomorrow. That's just not an option. Instead, I'm going to celebrate Dozer's life by enjoying my own children. Marsha was blessed to have enjoyed Christian so much in the too brief 3 1/2 years that he was on the earth. She blessed so many more by sharing him with the rest of us. Now she can be comforted by precious memories.
Our life lately has been very hectic, and I haven't had as much time to spend enjoying my family. I'm looking forward to an uninterrupted weekend with
- no computers,
- no work cell phones,
- Olympics recordings or pre-season NFL football,
- no Financial Peace University,
- no dance or football practices,
- no election coverage (although when I saw that McCain's making his announcement at noon in Daton, I considered for a brief moment dragging the kids to experience history! I'm quite interested in his VP pick, very pro-life, mother of 5, Sarah Palin but that's a post for a later date).
For three days it will be just
- our family,
- a bunch of friends,
- a tent,
- an old faithful Coleman stove,
- sleeping bags on the ground,
- a fire for roasting marshmallows,
- a puppy that will probably bark the entire time,
- and a (hopefully clean) bathhouse.
All the while, as I appreciate our get-away, I'll be continuously praying for my dear friend and her family & friends as they say good-bye to their precious Christian "Dozer" Drews.
Hug your kids!
Enjoy your family!
Have a peace filled weekend!
Grace and Peace,