Over our campfire Chicago-style hotdogs we explained to the kids how we got to go on our 4-day family vacation deep in the woods of Michigan. Is this where I also add that they were local & organic? Does it matter? Well they were and they were delicious.We were a twenty-minute drive from cell service and yes that includes wi fi. Instead of tweeting or blogging, I wrote in a journal. This week I plan to post some of the things I wrote.
So, I'd given some money in support of a friend's fundraiser for her son who was born with some extra struggles, and honestly I didn't realize there were prizes involved. I think I remember the mention of it but also wasn't able to attend the actual fundraising event in person so I guess I put it out of my mind. I found out we won this three night stay at a cabin on the Muskegon River and so there were were. As we sat at the big table together, telling the story, I could see tears brimming in Carter's eyes, so we prayed for Gabe, and marveled at how God blesses us in creative ways. A way was made for us to have this free vacation when we couldn't have afforded it on our own, and a vehicle to drive there, and it all worked out.
On the first morning, I slipped out of the cabin as soon as I saw light. A crane cawed and flew straight down the river. If anyone saw me, I'd die laughing, but I thought a bee got caught in my hair and so there I am in the clearing walking fast, batting at my head and shaking it up and down and back and forth, and I think it was just a mosquito.
*title of this post was stolen from a pillow at the cabin.