When you have kids, it's kind of like you're walking on one of those moving sidewalks in the airport. And a vacation like this is like hitting the ground between walking sidewalks- it is a little disorienting at first but then you remember what it's like to slow down.
|Excellence Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic|
When we got to the beach, I was trying to put sunscreen on my husband like he was a kid. I was disoriented. You mean I only take care of myself?
It was wonderful. I missed my babes, but it was a gift.
It was like a beach side summer camp (so many activities!) for Americans and Europeans and the Dominican people were kind to share their corner of the world with us. Excellente.
|asopao was a lot like our jambalaya|
|Squash was fun and I won 1/5 of our games thank you very much|
|most of what we did- reading and writing on the beach|
|local Dominican food on the beach- definitely a highlight!|
|Jack using his gifts at our family-style dinner, I love this picture because I love this man|
|Alex and Thomas|
We met Alex and Thomas the last night and were instant friends, sitting on the edge of our seats when discussions of geo-politics turned to sharing our life stories (they were baptized on Easter Sunday!) to our faith in Jesus and Thomas' dream about having a daughter (on his honeymoon!) and we laughed and took pictures and shared and laughed some more. Hours went by in an instant and then at almost midnight surrounded by loud music and people, we held hands and prayed over their marriage and their future children and it how amazing is our God? Not only did He gift us with this great beauty and time together but He also gave us this time with this couple to encourage them on their new life in Jesus- people living across the Atlantic who we would never had met otherwise?
The pace has picked up again now that I'm home and I'm disoriented all over again, dizzy with love and laundry and the energy of children. But I'm still reeling with gratitude for the gift of Punta Cana.
How great is our God? Sing with me....