First Road Trip
My spirit is worn out.
I've cried more today than I have in a long time.
I'm not going to go into the details, but I will say my faith (which was already on rocky ground) has been shaken. And, I'm angry and disappointed and sad. The emotions have grabbed hold of me, and I'm tired of fighting them off.
I won't ask you to pray for me; though I know some of you will because it's in your nature to do so.
This afternoon we set off on a short trip that had been planned for a while. Nothing big. Just spending time with family and seeing a friend or two while we're in town. No big adventures. No trips to the zoo (I do so hope we make it to the zoo one day with the kids. It's one of my favorite places to go, and it bums me out that we don't have one anywhere around us.).
This is our first "trip" with both kids. We left at nap time with the intention that they'd sleep most of the way.
Then traffic came to a stand-still because of a non-accident. The loss of movement caused Ella to wake. Lots less fun. Her cries woke Jack. Another reminder that they're not ready to share a room. I prefer that at least one of my children get some sleep :/
We're almost there. I think. Crossing my fingers. And toes.
I'm hoping this weekend offers lots of relaxation and laughter.
Both of which I need fiercely.