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after dividing our earthly possessions 6 ways (To sell or give away, to store in AZ, to store with my parents, to take on deputation, to take to Costa Rica, and to take to Colombia) then traveling on deputation for 8 months with 3 small children, spending a year studying Spanish in Costa Rica, then moving to Colombia (facing lots of danger because our churches were in the scary areas!!) and living with a Colombian lady for 2 months (during which our children got the chicken pox, had lice and were COVERED with flea bites) our Kimberly who was 6 years old said the following to me.
"Mommy, I wish our lives were MORE ADVENTUROUS like some people's!"
I was agast and asked, "Kimberly, WHO has a more adventurous life than we do?"
To which she replied, "Winnie the Pooh!" =D
I smiled and sighed and told her that I thought that if our life got any more adventurous, that I would just go on to Heaven. HA!