Get out of town!

I don’t have to tell you how tough this year has been on us – particularly the 2011 year.  In January we heard that King’s history was complete and we waited with baited breath every week to get a copy of it in our hot little hands.  April arrived and we heard that the Child Adoption Center (CAC) had requested another update on his file and still we waited.  Then again in May – yet, still waited.  Then the hold up with the Nativeland Tour which all PAP’s felt.  Now here we are in October and we are thinking Spring 2012 might be a decent estimate of travel……….maybe.  It’s been tough on our hearts.  I’ve been up and down, over and over again in the last 10 months.  The Hubs’ a little stronger than I am and refuses to get excited like I do.  Smart man.

I’m sure you guys have seen this in my posts, and I know my students have seen it in my face when I tear up every time I get an email from our agency.  But especially, hubs and our kids have seen it.

I feel bad about this, I really do.  I wish I could change it but it seems to be a cycle I just can’t get out of.

Then this week something magical occurred.  A random conversation of chance happened and I was offered a trip to France.  One call to The Hubs and he told me I’d be crazy to not do it.  Needless to say I’m freaking going to France, people!  Thanks to my wonderful friends, the entire thing will cost me no more than a plane ticket – and I found a ticket that cost less than a used couch on craigslist!  It’s going to be a top romen and couch surfing kindda vacation BUT who the heck cares??  I’m going be seeing Southern France and Paris!!  8 whole days on my own private vacation.  Can I just say I have the best hubby EVER??  It’s not Thailand mind you, but it will give me some rest I desperately need.

Now instead of obsessing over whether or not I’ve heard from our agency and assaulting our worker with a barrage of emails every week, I’m looking forward to boarding a plane in 3 weeks.  Then, after I get back, it’ll be Thanksgiving, and after that, Christmas and New Years.  January 1st I’ll be back to obsessing, but for now, I have a slight reprieve.  But I really hope we don’t have to wait that long.

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  1. Stephanie

    awesome!! Take tons of photos for us :)

  2. Jen T.

    Woohoo! That is so fun. I’m really glad you get something to look forward to…and an actual, firm date at which time it is really going to happen. 😉

  3. Deirdre

    YEAH!! I’m so happy for you– rest and enjoy. It will be a wonderful respite.

  4. Shannon

    Coley – what a great opportunity! Something else to look forward to during the wait is very, very good. We only got as far as Pennsylvania this summer, but it was something.
    Enjoy France! DH’s grandma was from Brittany (the very NW of France). We visited family there 14(!) years ago. Are you taking the train to get from Paris to Southern France?

  5. Christina

    Well I just can’t imagine a better distraction than a trip to the south of France!! What a blessing. Hope you have a wonderful time and that the holidays just fly right along too.

  6. Danyel

    Yeah!! How exciting. Better start brushing up on that French! Dont think my Lady Marmalade French would get me very far. “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?” :)

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