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A Quarter of a Century....

Sean and I recently celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary! How extremely grateful I am that God brought this amazing man into my life all those years ago! We surely had no idea the journey God would take us on and what He would teach us through each day, which is probably a good thing. LOL! I could say huge volumes about this man but I will just say this one thing....he is truly my very best friend (next to Jesus!).  

For years we have been saying we would do a big adventure on our 20th - which we did- we flew to Kansas to pick up Samuel and flew home the next day! :) So when my man began talking about getting away for this big one I was hesitant but when he talked about flying out of country I became concerned! Of course the idea of having him all to myself sounded divine BUT having 5 small children, 4 of which have significant special needs, throws quite a wrench in things. LOL! We planned the trip but to be honest, I did call to cancel but my sweet travel agent who knew our story wouldn't let me. :) The night we were to leave, Kyalynn was already displaying serious anxiety which caused me to have serious anxiety(!) but we did it and am I ever glad we did! 
This was the first time Sean and I have been away alone together for more than a day and a half since our honeymoon! How sad is that?! 
We didn't realize how exhausted we were until we hit the hotel and then we just wanted to sleep for the first day. 
We didn't have internet so we weren't able to keep a close tab on things back home which was probably a Godsend as well. Let's just say everyone survived but my sweet mom probably lost a couple years of her life! Sorry mom!!
We were able to sleep all.night.long without interruptions, eat without worrying who was choking or needed food cut, not have a schedule or give medicine or do all the things we do each day to maintain the chaos.  It was GLORIOUS!! :)
we were ready to come home and see our babies. And although somedays I long for that relaxed and no problem place there is no where I'd rather be than right here in my humble abode with my precious gifts!! 

Samuel is getting better but he would scream and cry forever if I left the house to go for a walk. He was so afraid I was going away again. Poor little guy. 
Sean and I keep joking about our next vacation another 25 years! LOL!

What a blessing it was to go.
What a blessing it was to come home.
What a blessing it was to have my parents and oldest son and daughter in law take turns keeping the kids so we could go because they knew how much we needed it. 
And as they say in Jamaica.....
No problem mon! :)

My babies sportin' their dreadlocks....LOL! 
Aren't they ADORABLE?!


-stephanie- said…
Congratulations on 25 years!!

So excited for you two that you were able to get away. And what a trip! God is good.

God bless you on your next 25.

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