Monday, July 14, 2008

Sometimes, really wonderful things happen


I'm excited to share the bit of wonderful that's happening to us. Yes, yes you've known it all along, the hormone haze is all a result of an IUD gone awry and we're expecting again. Actually, that's exactly what I'd expect to happen in our very unpredictable lives and maybe it would be wonderful it it did, but I'm thankful not to know - -because that's not it.

What it really is is that some wonderful people are sponsoring my kids at an adventure camp back East before school starts up again. I'm not exactly sure which details I can share, but they get to go have fun (rock-climbing, kayaking, crafts, etc?) from 8-4 for five days while I go shopping with my sister.

This sort of thing does not happen in our lives - fairy tale miracles are not usually the kinds of things that plop out of the sky for us, but we are happy to live someone else's life, for a moment, if it means they (miracles plopping out of the sky) do.

In fact, my kids (and I) are so used to putting life on hold due to the medical needs of their older brother, it will be great for them to have some time geared just for them and for me to have some quality time with my sister. Thank you, thank you for making this happen! (And also Hallelujah! that we have internet, for the moment, so I can share it with you).

Because we've never been to Maryland before we're going to fit in a few extra days for some sight-seeing. I'm hoping to take them to DC and do touristy type things, but even if we don't we'll have a wonderful time hanging out with my sis and her family. And yes, I will be snapping tons of photos. And you will most likely be subject to them. Most likely.

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12 comments:

Tirzah said...

How exciting! I hope you have a ton of fun!!

Amber said...

That's awesome!

Richelle said...

So exciting! Have fun, all of you!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I had to read your first paragraph a few times--you had me going!

~ Sarah

Cocoa said...

You guys so deserve this! It will be a wonderful vacation for all of you and the East is so pretty, lush and green at this time of year, especially compared to Utah. Enjoy every minute!

Kim N said...

That is great! That sounds so fun and you deserve it. You totally had me going with your first paragraph. I didn't get it until I got to the end of the second paragraph.

Dreamer said...

FUN, can i come too? I love shopping, epecially without kids!

Heather B. said...

Have a great time in MD, I actually live there. We are not too far out of DC, have a great time and try to get out on the Chesapeake Bay if you can!!

The Family G said...

So cool! What an opportunity. Lots of photos please.

That was a mean trick to play with the expecting. I almost called you before I'd finished the post.

Congrats on Mr. O's award. I hope you had a great dinner out.

the lazy reader said...

How wonderfu! It sounds exciting.

compulsive writer said...

I am so happy for you--have a great time!

Adria said...

That is SO great! Although I was pretty excited about the IUD as well. I read the sentence twice & thought about calling P before I finished reading the paragraph.