Friday, April 18, 2008

It's Friday and I couldn't be happier!

Because this week was crazy and because I need a break and because it's another week down before my trip home.

I know you're probably sick of hearing about it but for me it's a dream come true, the thought of my children seeing my home and my family for the first time is something I have thought about for so long and I plan on catching everything on camera. The first time their little toes feel the sand on the beach, the first time their eyes meet the ocean or a lion or elephant at the Kruger National Park......the first time their little hands hold their grandfather''s those little things that I'm just thrilled to see.

So we've been planning and deciding and talking and laughing and reminiscing and hoping but I know that as with any other plans sometimes things change, but instead of worrying about it, I'm going to throw care to the wind and say "I don't care because I'm home".

This morning I checked on my passport and it seems that it's FINALLY being printed and I couldn't be happier, it's been a worry but something that I've managed to put in the Lord's care and NOT worry about it at all. If you know me and you've been reading my blog for a while, you KNOW the issues I have with this, I'm more of a "Here you go Father, I am putting this problem in your hands"..................................then I wait 5 minutes............................bite my nails for another 10 minutes..............................start looking up and wondering if I did the right thing..................and then:

Me - You know I gave you that problem and said I wouldn't think about it? Well I've been thinking and is it taken care of?
Lord - You just gave it to me, remember things are done in MY time not patient!
Me - Right but you know I have a problem with control, so why don't You just give it back to me and I'll do it my way.
Lord - Are you sure? You know you need My help?
Me - yes I'm sure, just give it back, thanks.....

The next day................darnit nothing ever works the way I want it too, I don't understand. Problem is I DO understand I just don't want to admit it LOL

So this time I honestly didn't worry, didn't flinch, didn't cry, didn't have a pity party. I did think about it, I did wonder and I did my part, I did everything in my power and everything that I could possibly do, no stone left unturner, the rest I left it up to the Lord and as always, He embraced it and dealt with it.

Now onto something else, I've been craving chocolate, and NO I'm not pregnant LOL If that were the case I would be having children every month.........

I didn't have candy bars in the house so I just made my own using Jared's recipe and let me tell you, this is just sinful and dangerous and SO bad....but SO good. Here, help yourself to some:

Now if you want some for yourself, just grab 2 bags of chocolate chips, 1 bag of walnuts and 1 bag of dried cranberries and go check out Jared's recipe, you won't believe how easy it is.

I'm off to watch the last episode on my "Road to Avonlea" Disc. It really is my getaway to a simpler time, I love it.

Wouldn't you just love living in Prince Edward Island? I'm thinking a vacation there is in my future. :)

Have a wonderful day everyone, I'll be back tomorrow.


gail@more than a song said...

That looks SO good! I'll have to try it sometime.

Linnet's Nest said...

I'd love to visit PEI too, only because of my Anne of Green Gables obsession! :)

It's good to have an escape place...although I do have to remind myself of the typhoid, tuberculosis, hardships, etc going on in that era to stop myself being discontent :)

Talking of typhoid I just finished Christy. Oh my I stayed up really late to finish it, what a great book but I didn't want it to end did they get on, were they happy...not enough romance!!



annie said...

I know you are so excited!

Mari said...

I don't blame you for being excited. I would be too and no - we're not sick of hearing about it! Can't wait for the pictures from that trip!

Mike Golch said...

Sandra,hope you trip will be a safe journey home,I look forward to the photos when you post them.

Cheri said...

I think you'd be nuts if you weren't this excited to go back home. I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see the pictures of your trip. Just enjoy every second of it- it will probably go way too fast.

Cris said...

Thanks Sandra for enrolling with Foodbuzz! We're visiting the family over the holiday (on Monday), wishing you a great weekend! You are getting us all excited with this trip, this will be a dreamy vacation. Beijocas

Michelle said...

I too can't wait for the pictures.I was only 4 when I was last there..Thanks for the blog visit & will post pictures later...I think that a blogger group visit to P.E.I. would be so much fun...

crystal said...

Hahaha--I'm giggling over your conversation with God. Isn't that just the TRUTH?! Good to hear you're normal ;)

I'm so happy for you that you get to take your family home!

Mississippi Songbird said...

I love your post today. Thanks so much.I needed this. Have a great weekend!