Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Slice of Life

Husband and I just returned from a 2 day get-a-way.  

Oh how I love a little change of pace every now and then! 

 Yesterday was our oldest son's birthday, so we traveled to meet him and youngest for supper.  A friend of theirs came along and we had a really nice meal.  Afterwards we stopped at a Cold Stone Creamery (need I say more?)   After ice cream, husband and I headed to Springfield to spend the night.  We all met up again this morning and toured the Abraham Lincoln Museum.  That is a very worthwhile trip, but I did not expect it to make me cry.  Twice.  I teared up the first time when we reached the room of their dying son, then again when I watched the interactive map that had a running count of the causalities from the Civil War.  I guess it was a "mom" thing, but I couldn't help tearing up.  

Afterwards, our youngest led us to a great down-town pizza place and we had an amazing lunch.  He also suggested that we tour the Dana-Thomas House. (Frank Lloyd Wright designed).  That too was a treat.   

All in all it was just a great escape with our family and a good chance to celebrate our son's birthday. 

Tomorrow's worship will top the weekend off and then it will be back to the routine.  

1 comment:

Penny said...

that sounds like a great time! Here in Indy at the state museum, they have a display of Abe Lincoln's life that we hope to get to see..hard during tax season, but we both want to try..dont you just love spending time with your family?? As I get older, and now especially with grandkids, it just makes me realize how important our families are to us!! have a wonderful week!