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The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

A Sweet Reunion---and---A Suite Surprise

Our road trip took us to Tennesse, to Brandon's first home; to Michigan, to meet Brandon's day; but, then our trip took us to Ohio, to meet friends from our travel group when we adopted Josie-Tatum.

There were 17 families in our travel group. Our family and two others travelled with teenagers, and we have remained in touch most with these two families. It just happened to work out that we were going North, while the McIntosh family was headed west, and the Morton family was on vacation. Yeah!!! We were all able to meet again, for the first time in two years.

We went to an older brother's soccer game, ate good food, had good conversation---Oh, to girls had fun too. ;) I think they had the most fun with their own play in the hotel....being doctors, mothers, and movie stars. The hotel had a turtle pond where the kids could feed the turtles.

All too soon, it was time to say good-bye to Sarah.

More Details on the Trip Later...But First the Suite Surprise....

At every hotel, we requested a king suite with sofa bed. The 2 little girls would sleep with me, while the 2 teenage boys would sleep on the sofa bed. At the hotel in MI, however, we were in for a surprise. The suite had no wall between the bedroom and the bathroom. There were only 2 curtains, one on each side of the tub, between the bed and the toilet. The manager told me it was meant to be romantic. I told the manager there was nothing romantic about using the toilet with only 2 curtains separating you from your teenage son in bed.


Kim K. said...

Oh my. Got to love the hotel hospitality. I swear not all hotels in Michigan are like that...hee hee.

How fun that you were able to have a reunion in OH. What a whirlwind trip. You must be exhausted.

Sabrina said...

That is funny, and kind of sickening!! hahah!!

I am glad you all had a good time!

samuelsadoption said...

Oh My!!!! Glad you guys are home. Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

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