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Well, here's the pics from our trip from Argentina to Colombia! Just before we found out that Phillip's passport was expired and I WOULD HAVE TO FLY ALONE (being in 3 different countries flying with 5 children, and 13 suitcases) there was a couple in line with us GLARING at us and Rolling their eyes...because we have 5 children. (You have to understand that in Argentina a lot of people think that life is just about "wining and dining" and that no one should have any children! (And maybe they think that children hurt the planet! =)
If they have A CHILD...they do it near the VERY end of their "FUN-FILLED LIVES" so that they almost appear to be the child's grandparents instead of the parents! If only they knew what a WONDERFUL life it is and a BLESSING FROM THE LORD to have children!!!)
This couple was STARING at us as if we had just thrown up on their shoe or something! Our kids were just quietly standing in line and being very GOOD (especially since they had been UP ALL NIGHT!) So, when I found out that I had to FLY ALONE with our 5 children (with a sweet Mary who had slept all night (WHILE THE REST OF US HAD HAD NO SLEEP) and who WANTED TO BE WALKING AROUND RATHER THAN SITTING)...it was NO SMALL AMOUNT OF PRESSURE on me!
I was DETERMINED to make sure our kids kept quiet and didn't disturb those around...for that same couple (And many others who have the same philosophy) were on our plane!
I must confess that on that plane I wondered why the Lord had chosen me for this VERY ADVENTUROUS LIFE! =)
God was with us and our kids did GREAT traveling! Of course My Kimberly, Sarah, and Noah were HUGE helpers!
As you know we made it home safely and God brought my Phillip to us the VERY NEXT EVENING! YEA!
~On Monday night before we left for the airport on Tuesday night, "Uncle" Charlie and "Aunt" Jolie took us out for dinner. It was a very fun restaurant. An all you can eat buffet with all kinds of yummy food on the buffet...plus shrimp, steaks, chicken, salmon, etc. that you could get grilled too.
Here are the delicious shrimp we ate! =)~
Before we left we gave them some gifts from our family!~
I would have NEVER made it without Kimberly, Sarah, and Noah's help. They were troopers.~
Like I told you earlier Pastor Jimmy and Sis. Farly went the 49th mile for us! They picked us up at the airport, brought us home to a CLEAN house (they said that our house had been covered in a layer of dust!) She made us a yummy supper, and gave me some money to spend until I could withdraw money. After they left it hit me how EXHAUSTED I WAS!!! I was aching all over...but THANKING THE LORD for His help and that we were home safely!
Elijah was SO HAPPY to be home and see his toys again. He LOVES Noah's cowboy boots and I snapped this picture of him sleeping in them his first night. =) (They are worn out so we left them here.) ~
When I opened the door, there stood my handsome man...
with this beautiful bouquet of flowers in his hand. =)
We are HAPPY to be all together as a family again! ('scuze the poem!)
Praise the Lord!~