Saturday, January 06, 2007

so very tired...


deb took this photo of us in HK at my grandma's birthday banquet - imagine eating for 3+ hours in a 10-12 course meal. of course noah was very tired by the end.


in fact at 3 am this morning we were both up and about b/c he hasn't quiet adjusted to the time change yet. but who can blame him? the 14 hour time difference is enough to screw all of up!


i was in fact VERY worried about our flights to and from hong kong mostly for noah's sake (and the passengers around us). the traveling time was horrible at 23 - 27 hours including layovers. i knew noah would be antsy sitting on our laps during the entire trip as he loves to roll around and such. and the fact is noah is a loud baby. if he is unhappy, all the rows around us would know instantly. i also didn't want his ear to hurt on the way up and down on the plane and i wasn't sure if he was prone to being air sick.


so before we left, i prayed to God that noah would have a good trip (and we would too). i also made a promise that if his traveling was good, that we would donate an extra percentage of our income to samaritian's purse. sorta of a deal that i struck with God.

so when the first half of our flights went well, we went ahead and on faith donated part of the money while we were in HK. and well i am happy to say that we are ready to complete our donation! noah had an awesome trip.

in fact i have to give extra thanks to God b/c i ended up having to go to the emergency room 2x to get checked out. it was nothing serious but with the whole 150 sq ft of living space with noah and david, i wanted to make sure i wasn't passing on something bad to them. in fact with all my fevers, headaches and horrible coughing, noah is fine. david appears to be too! tell me that isn't a miracle.

as we ended 2006, we realized how much we had to be thankful for. it is so easy to see what other people have and think, "why don't WE have that?". i will admit i can get that way sometimes. but then i remember how much we do have and it is MORE than enough. we have so many things and so many blessings. for us to be able to share what we have with others is more a gift to me than to who we give to in the end.
so looking forward to 2007!

14 Comments:

At 1/06/2007 02:21:00 PM, Anonymous Greta said...

WOW! I admire your faith and charity! Very good idea and even better that it was followed up on! So glad you had a great time and great travel! I don't know if I would have even thought about that trip with a young one!! KUDOS to you! Happy 2007!! And praise God from who all blessing flow!!

 
At 1/06/2007 03:07:00 PM, Blogger Heather M. said...

I am so glad Noah traveled so well. I was praying for you guys! What an amazing trip!
I hope you are feeling better soon!

 
At 1/06/2007 03:13:00 PM, Blogger Margie H said...

Happy New Year! Hope that you will feel better SOON! When I lived in Tokyo, I would visit HK a lot! LOVE that place! What a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your grandmother...better yet, her with Noah!

 
At 1/06/2007 04:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad everything went well for you guys, and you had a nice trip, and came back to us safe, we missed you.

Lauravig

 
At 1/06/2007 07:22:00 PM, Blogger Shirley said...

Happy New Year! Glad that everyone is doing much better!

 
At 1/06/2007 10:27:00 PM, Anonymous melissa diekema said...

Hope you are feeling better. :(
So glad to hear that the return trip was a good as the trip over.. whew... God is good.

Can't wait to see all of you in a few weeks!!!!

 
At 1/07/2007 01:43:00 AM, Anonymous Kah-Mei said...

welcome back, Caroline. So glad you had a great time with family and with the flights. We get to do that with 2 kids in April. Yikes!

 
At 1/07/2007 03:42:00 AM, Anonymous Prolix from la Normandie said...

Giant hugs*

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At 1/07/2007 11:10:00 AM, Blogger Life's insanities by angela1044 said...

I'm so glad your trip went well and Noah did so great with the flying. Sorry to hear you were sick.

 
At 1/07/2007 01:59:00 PM, Blogger Kimberly Conlin said...

so glad you are all back safe and sound!! God is soooo good!!!!!!! :)

 
At 1/07/2007 05:16:00 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

so happy to hear that you are home...and praise God for such an awesome flight :) He is Good!

 
At 1/08/2007 10:43:00 AM, Blogger my4blessings said...

What a wonderful post! So glad to see your family had safe travels. WTG Noah on having a good flight!

 
At 1/08/2007 01:31:00 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

Glad to hear your trip went well, love the photo of the two of you.

 
At 1/08/2007 04:53:00 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Welcome home! It sounds like you had an amazing journey! So glad that your prayers were answered and Noah travelled well.

 

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