Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Following God...to Hawaii???

I am getting a plane tomorrow morning and going to Hawaii...all by myself. I am so nervous! I have never left my children or husband like this before. It is totally out of character for me.

My mom, dad and sister have been planning this trip for the last year. My brother and sister-in -law jumped on board about 6 months ago. They have been asking, begging, and pleading with me to join them forever! I really wanted to join them but I couldn't bring myself to leave my family behind.

About 2 weeks ago I began to feel God talking to me...asking me to trust him. I began to feel like he was asking me to accept a gift from him. A gift of relaxation, reflection, and a time to recover. I have never had any time to myself to recover. Every day since I came home from the hospital I have been responsible for 3 young children. I couldn't spend a day in bed or in tears.

A week and a half ago I took the leap of faith and booked the trip. We have wonderful friends watching our little ones during the day while Kevin works and they are going to have great time. Kevin is excited to have some extra daddy time while I am gone. He has been extremely supportive for me. When I start to feel scared he puts his arms around me and tells me how good this is going to be.

So, I'm off to enjoy a little sunshine for an entire week!


The Earnhardt Family said...

...I just left you a comment but it errored out, bummer!

Basically I was telling you how happy I am for you! And am hoping this is a truly restorative week for you, the beginning of whatever's to come, in a new light. Keep your heart, mind and ears open, God WILL be there with you and I'm excited to get a full report upon your return! Some time in the sun with the Son! Nothing better than that!!!

Jill Smith said...

Have a wonderful, relaxing time in Hawaii! I'm jealous in the best way possible! :) Definitely take advantage of the "me-time" we all need! (How little of that mommies get.) Renew yourself and tell us all about it the next time you blog. Oh, and post some pictures, too.

The Finnestad Family said...

I'm so excited for you Jen! And will be anxious to hear your stories and see your pictures...especially if you get a chance to write Timothy's name in the sand yourself. Praying it will be a time of real healing and restoration for you.

aaron♥michelle said...

How exciting!! Praying your week is a time of refreshing and refilling for you in the deepest parts; that you are able to soak it all in and enjoy each moment, whatever it holds.


Nicole said...

Enjoy Jennifer! Hoping you dive right in and relax! Cherish the warm sun and take in big breaths of ocean air! Have fun!

Jennie Bender said...

Have a wonderful time! Think of frozen me in TN=) Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

I am happy you had a chance to get away and that God worked out all the details.