Wow! What a week!
We've never really vacationed like this as a family. With my oldest starting his senior year next year, the reality of my family being together (I mean Mom, Dad, and ALL the kids) just to have fun and be with each other, really hit me like a ton of bricks. We all get so wrapped up in so many important things that sometimes we look at things like this as an unaffordable luxury.
All I can say after this week is: I will never take that view again.
We have made so many wonderful memories this week that we will do this every year from now on.
We had to save and plan and budget, but in the end, it was more than I could have imagined. I love this crew so much and I have given, and will continue to give, my entire life to their happiness and well-being. As leaders of our families, it's what our Creator calls on us to do: To take care of those He has entrusted to our care...to show them the wonder of the world and the value of family.
My life is full and rich and wonderful. I thank God for this family and this time together.