Today is our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary. We celebrated yesterday morning by going out for breakfast. If we hadn’t, the rest of the week was looking too busy to do anything resembling a celebration. Not only is today our wedding anniversary but it’s also the day we travel ‘up and across’ to the town when Son#2 marries his beautiful bride this coming Saturday. What can I say? As a family we’re looking forward to the privilege of welcoming this beautiful girl into our family. And the Most Adorable Granddaughters in the World finally get a ‘real’ auntie after only knowing five uncles!

When we return on Monday we will be down two family members. Naturally Son#2 will not be with us. He will be with his new wife – as he should be. But DH will not be with us either. Sunday morning he flies out to India to build homes for tsunami victims. It’s all too easy for those of us in the Western World to forget about these disasters soon after they’ve occurred but for the people affected it can literally be years before the pieces of their lives are put back together in any sort of order. Such is the case of the area where he will be staying and working.

So I’ll make the trip back without DH but with three teenage sons all asking me if they can have a turn at driving. I don’t think so! As much as I hate driving, I hate being in the passenger seat even more when they’re in the driver’s seat. Since I've never driven far on New Zealand roads it should be an interesting trip to say the least.

When we get back I hope to finish the wedding quilt (just the binding to go!), do some more writing, and enjoy what is supposedly meant to be a holiday from work. But with the change in family dynamics, things are going to be quite different around here for a while.


Deb said…
Congratulations!!! We just celebrated our 26th anniversary on Dec. 16th!!
busymomof10 said…
I hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding!

I admire your husband's desire and willingness to look beyond himself and help those in dire need!!

I know what you mean about riding in the passengar seat while your teenaged sons drive -- it is one of the most stressful things a mom must endure!!! :)

May you have a wonderful weekend! Praying the Lord places a hedge of protection around you as you travel.

SchnauzerMom said…
Congratulations on your anniversary. I hope the wedding goes well. Also I hope everyone who is traveling has a safe trip. I'm glad your DH is going to help people who have lost their homes.
Jen said…
Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a wonderful one! What an exciting time for you and your family with your book, and with your son's upcoming wedding. Your quilt is beautiful by the way. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is done! Have a safe trip traveling.

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