Leavin’ on a jet plane

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Today was a hard day. A day in which I wish I could run away to Narnia. I found out that the job I wanted so very much was a “no.” I was – and am – pretty crushed. I had been trying so hard not to build castles in the air but I could so see myself there. I’ve been encouraged to keep applying and that I will. There are several other positions open and this is an organization for which I really would like to work. To be a part of.

But for now… it’s catching my breath after such a disappointment. Thank the Lord, although I can’t go to Narnia, a long awaited Family Vacation is scheduled for this weekend! My parents, sister and brother-in-law, brother and sister-in-law, and my sweet bébé nephew will all be sharing part of a beautiful 1920s inn in a quaint lakeside town in MI. It’s supposed to be delicious Autumn weather all weekend – which will be a delight to me. It’s just been in the past week or so that the 90s have broken to high 70s and 80s here in Memphis. Oooh… I’m excited for sweaters and hot tea, pashminas and that smell of Autumn. I am hoping there is a firepit so maybe one night we can bundle up and snuggle around the fire (hot dogs and s’mores?). I’m excited for family time… do you know I can’t even remember the last time we went on vacation? As a pastor’s family, vacation was hard to come by especially once we started going on mission trips to Brazil. Don’t get me wrong – I would pick Brazil over a vacation every time, but it meant we only had time for smaller trips so dad could be back on a Sunday (and let me tell you… a pastor is one of the busiest persons I know of and he/she really can’t be gone that much during the week either unless there’s an assistant pastor). Plus we were all then going through college… working… get married (well, not me)… moving away. So this is SPECIAL. It’s not a holiday with all the holiday things to accomplish. It’s just time to be together. AND… the half of the inn we’re renting has five bedrooms so guess who doesn’t have to sleep on the couch? 🙂

The inn (I like to call it that although it’s really a rental house now) has wireless so I may post from the beach. Mmm. I just so cannot wait. I’m leaving Friday morning.

xoxo
Alanna

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One thought on “Leavin’ on a jet plane

  1. Again, so sorry about the job. =o(

    I wish I could go on your family vacation with you! It sounds wonderful. I also wish I could have your siblings. They’re so less stupid than most of mine.

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