Tuesday, July 21, 2009

To China

Being a SAHM is such a blessing. I remember all too well juggling the fast paced work world with the demands of a young family and how crazy it all was. It was an answered prayer to be able to let that go and focus 100 percent on our family! But I must admit that there are days that it would be nice to escape out the front door, hop in the car and immerse myself in something outside the boundaries of the family and the hum-drum every day. But knowing that of course comes at a price that I don't want to pay, I don't let myself go there for long! ... but it did rear it's ugly head this week as the kids were sick (yes, in the middle of summer, is that not wrong in and of itself?!) and as I prepare my husband's bags for his business trip this week to China.

Oh yes, China.

Doesn't that just make your heart flutter?
I can't say that I've always wanted to go to his business destinations ... but lately the trips (although business centered and not much time for site-seeing) are getting more alluring ... and with this latest trip scheduled to China I think I have sent him more emails on "things to do while in Shanghai"--probably more emails than I have to anyone else in my address book.

Of course the modern fast-paced "fancy" China he will see and experience will shine with a stark difference from the China that I would want to see and experience. I am hopeful that his business dealings will go well and that there will be a second trip down the road that will provide me the opportunity to travel with him next time. My prayer is also that there is something greater at hand here and that God will use Jeff for His purpose and glory and that if it is God's will that our future family tapestry will in some way be knit with beautiful red threads from the Far East.


The Sanders Family said...

China!! Lucky Jeff, even if it is for work! When does he leave and how long is he gone? Let us know if you need anything!
You should definitely go with him sometime on one of these exotic work destinations. We'd be happy to help out with the boys...what's a few more around our house anyway?!?
And I'll be praying about that dream I had about you *smile*

Tara Anderson said...

Yes, hearing that someone...anyone...is taking a trip to China does make my heart flutter! As far as I'm concerned, it's the ultimate dream destination!!!

Michele said...

Oh my goodness, I would be so incredibly jealous! I am hoping something BIG happens while he is there! God moves mountains, ya know...

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