THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Thursday, August 14, 2008

There's No Place Like Home...


There's no place like home....so we are off to Kansas to visit family. Kansas City that is. And my do they love the Wizard of Oz there. I remember as child that when it made it's annual showing, it was a BIG deal. My Mom popped tons of popcorn and we would all gather around the television spellbound even though we knew the whole thing by heart.

We are leaving tonight in the minivan. Think of me as I'm driving 12 hours with the kids. Then extremely early Saturday Morning, Zach and Tyler leave for Colorado with my Dad for a week long Colorado tour. I am going to try to the Saturday Morning Chat Group, but we'll have to play it by ear.

I am looking forward to some time away to re-coup. I will be seeing my Grandmother for the first time since her chemo. I know that she is very tired and her hair is gone. I hope that I can be strong for her and not break down.

My soul is always rejuvenated when I am home. I hope this trip will bring that to me.

25 comments:

Juliette said...

Enjoy your family and cherish these moments with your grand mother! They are so precious.
Have a safe trip dear RMJ.

Walker said...

OHHHH... A roadtrip!!
Have fun & RELAX!!
Give us some pic's while you're away!
love & hugs!
Keisha

Patricia/NYC said...

Have a fabulous, relaxing time with your family! Nurture your soul. Cherish the time with your grandmother. Truly, there is no place like HOME!!

BTW, The Wizard of Oz always was & still is my ALL TIME FAVORITE movie...there's so much magic & wisdom in it.

HUGS, friend!
Patricia

nikki said...

Safe and happy travels to you - and may your soul find rest at home...
XO

a Tonggu Momma said...

Tonight I said a prayer for safe travels and minivan mercies for y'all. Cherish this time with your Grammy... and fill up your cup while you visit all your family. :) Have fun, y'all!!!

Mardi said...

I pray you find comfort and healing surrounded by those you love and who love you.

Oatsvall Team said...

enjoy your time away, sing at the top of your lungs while you drive and enjoy the sunshine !!!

i have been praying for your super, sweet, gentle, amazing heart !!!

Kayce said...

Enjoy your visit with family. Your header says it all! Be safe!

Paula said...

Wishing you a great time with your family. Be safe!

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Have a safe trip and a wonderful time with your grandmother!!

Table for Six said...

we are living in KSC this year. well about 20 minutes from there! if you have free time call me , i will meet up with you (with the kids in tow!)
we can eat at Bo Lings at the legends!! WOOHOO yummy chinese food.
Jill

www.tableforliu.blogspot.com

email me on my blog and then i will give you my personal email/cell number from there

mommy2gabby said...

Hope you have a safe trip driving with the boys! Enjoy family time.

Gabby and I leave on Tuesday for CA to spend time with family. Hubby will be down on Friday and then we have another week to go back and forth between the 2 families. I can't wait. I just really want to spend time with my parents, going to the pool and the beach. We might go to Disneyland.

I probably won't make Sat. Chat as I am singing with the Praise team for church. Practice is at 8 am.
Will miss you guys though.

Blessings,
Jody

mom 2 many said...

Many prayers for you my friend. Be safe on the road.
Enjoy your time with your precious grandmother....I'm sure the time at home will do your heart good!
Blessings,
Carla

Linda said...

Hope your trip home heals your heart alittle. Sorry about what you have been going through and I know you will come into the sunshine again. When the time is right you will be given your daughter and all will be good in the world again because your family will be complete. Hi to your Gramma, hope she is doing well. Have a good time and store those memories for your heart. Linda

Sherri & John said...

Hope you have a great trip. Drive safe.

Mr.Brian said...

May you feel the presence of God as you travel.And may the time with your family give you a renewed energy.
Be strong and let the time with your grandma be so special,that you will cherish it forever and ever.
Have a wonderful and relaxing time.

kerri said...

Safe travels..
Give your Grandma a huge hug.
Enjoy your time with family. ;)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Have a wonderful visit sweet friend.... Enjoy eachother.

Denise C said...

I pray this trip home is just what your precious heart needs! Love you sweet friend!!!
p.s. Still have your grandmother on my prayer list!!!
Bless her heart!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Have FUN with your family..
RELAX...
I always know I feel better after a little R&R with family...
Hugs...
Thinking of you..

LINDA said...

Enjoy your time with family, especially your grandmother. Have a great trip.....(((HUGS)))
Linda

Amy said...

Ah, if only you could click your heals together and avoid that 12 hour drive! You have been in my prayers!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Have a nice time visiting your Grandma... oh how I miss my Grandma... take care...

Dolores and Shawn said...

Have a great time!!! There's nothing like going back home.

poppyandpeony said...

Hope you had a really good time! I've never been to Kansas but really dig those red shoes!!