Grandpa loves to be the teacher of skipping stones:)
So, the funny thing is that my husband and I had just been chatting about my love of travel and dream to "someday" visit the many holy places of our faith, not to mention Rome! Since I started homeschooling 10 years ago, I have loved reading and learning about the lives of the saints. It fascinates me to think about visiting their real life homes and countries. I also have this (kind of silly) desire to someday be a Catholic pilgrimage tour guide:) But I still have so much more to learn! Dream, dream, dream...We can dream, right?
The very next day after this conversation, the Rome pilgrimage trip was announced at church! Then, just 2 days after that, we were given a very unexpected monetary gift. My husband insisted that it was meant-to-be that I go! To make matters even better, one of my dearest friends, Kim had a similar experience and we quickly became instant travel companions. The whole thing is just incredibly exciting for both of us!
These are 7 of the 8 kids between us and both Firefighter Dads are well-equipped to take on the challenge. I'm sure there will be some fun going on while we're gone! (At least we hope so:)
It's all happening the end of January and that will be here before we know it!
To say that I'm feeling Thankful is an understatement…Grateful beyond words, is more like it:)