Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'll rest....

I wish I could read people's minds.

I've always enjoyed people watching, and the airports are always great foder for people watching. I see them visually take in our family, some of them even get caught starring at me. I wish I knew what they were thinking...

I realize that 4 children is a lot for most families in our day, in our culture. I realize that some people would consider them close in age. And, I realize that not everyone has the appreciation for children, or for my children, that I have come to enjoy.

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't really all that bothered by what people might have been thinking about us, I just wonder....

On our second trip to the bathroom with Zak on the 5 hour flight from Portland to Newark, a sweet older women commented on how cute he was. Then she said "you don't get much of a chance to rest, do you?!" I smiled and responded with "Oh, we do OK."

Rest.... I guess I don't get much rest. I don't know that I have a lot of time for rest. Please don't feel sorry for me though, I'll make sure to get the rest I need, but it might be a while. I'll rest when they are grown.

I hope I can stay mentally present for as many precious moments as I am able. For those times are all to fleeting. One of my favorite bloggers posted something similar a while back and it has stayed with me... thanks Liz.

Ok, enough of the metaphors. We had fun today, but in a crazy sort of cross-country traveling sort of way. Thank you for your prayers! We made our connection from Newark to Providance. The Lord allowed for so much room that our flight out of Newark was delayed about 2 1/2 hours! :-). We packed well and no one starved. We even got a whole bunch of compliments on how great the kids were. (I knew they were thinking bad stuff when they first saw us! I'll show them! heheheheee)

Fun pics.

Peas in a pod (or a double bed)

I'm going to get some rest now that it's 3 am local time (I'll get adjusted in just enough time to head home)


  1. You're such an awesome blogger.
    Happy resting.
    Happy mothering.
    Happy vacationing.
    Happy family.

  2. Isn't it fabulous to travel around with a clan and hear your kiddos are impressing others? I love to hear that. I still haven't figured out how to respond to people who say "you have your hands full!" The truth is I wouldn't choose anything else. It's the best kind of handful. I rest with them. I rest in Him. One day we'll have quiet (too quiet) and clean (too clean) houses.

    So, nice meeting you good mama. :)

  3. I love your song and all the beautiful pictures. You have such lovely family. I'm sure people were amazed at seeing such a loving family with well behaved children.

    Have a lovely day, Sarah. I'm so happy you got to go see your family and friends. Kathi


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