Friday, January 6, 2012

A Dreamer Of Pictures I Run In The Night

     The title of this post was taken from the song Cinnamon Girl by Type O Negative.

I'm a little behind on posting this, but here it is. I decided that I would just make notes on each day of our trip, and give my insight. So, here they are.

Wednesday - The kids are swimming, splashing, playing, laughing, and smiling. Sebastian and Tyler are fairly confident swimmers, especially when the pool only goes to 5ft. Mason desperately wants to swim without his ring, and being that he can stand in the three foot section, I allow him. However, there are times when he ventures a little too far. I see the slope in the bottom of the pool, and see the water rise on his little body as he walks just a little further out. Watching him closely, he eventually gets to the point where water comes in his mouth and he has to jump back to safety. What fascinates me is the fact he does this over and over again. He takes himself to the point of panic, and then jumps to safety. Aren't we often this way in our lives. We rationalize the things that we don't think will hurt us, or things that we think we can get by with, all the while thinking there won't be any consequences. Maybe nothing happens the first time, the second time, or even the fiftieth time, but what happens when we don't make it back to safety and there's no one there to save you. I want to live a full life without taking unnecessary risks, because I need to be here in case my kids take risks and need rescued. I am so looking forward to this week with my loves.

Thursday - I'm still not sleeping well, but the kids were able to sleep in some. Today we saw the new Chipmunks movie. The kids loved it, and I have to admit it was pretty cute. My friend John was with us, and he took us to see Celebration In Lights at the beach. It was pretty awesome. We stopped in Barnes and Noble so the kids could spend the gift cards they got for Christmas. Sebastian had been waiting for months for the new Magic Tree House book to come out. It was a good day filled with lots of new memories.

Friday - We had so much fun today! The kids swam for a little while this morning. Then we went to Yankee Candle, and the kids got to dip their own candles into different colors. Sebastian and Mason have dragon shaped ones and Tyler made a dragonfly. Then we went to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens. It was so pretty with all of the lights. 

Saturday - We just kinda took it easy today. We went to see the movie We Bought A Zoo. First I must say that it was a really good movie, however I clearly did not know exactly what this movie was about or I probably wouldn't have gone to see it. I didn't realize it was about a man whose wife had passed away six months before. He was raising two kids, and they decided to buy a zoo.  In the first few minutes of the movie you see the dad rushing around trying to get the kids ready for school. As it dawned on me why, my eyes filled with tears. I stared at the ceiling, willing them to go away. There was no avoiding it as the movie progressed. Silent tears streamed down my face, and just when I thought I would be okay something else in the movie would happen and I would cry again. They even had a cover of the song Cinnamon Girl by Type O Negative in the movie. They were one of Mike's favorite bands. John with was us, and asked if I wanted to leave, but the kids were enjoying the movie. He simply wrapped his arms around me and wiped away my tears. We stayed up till midnight and watched the ball drop. Then we all went to bed, we were tired!

Sunday - We went to church. It was nice to visit a different ward. Everyone was so nice. We hung out for a bit, and headed home that afternoon.

It's always good to get away! I'm looking forward to our next trip!

1 comment:

Beverly said...

loved reading this , Mel ! This John seems like a really nice guy.
My thoughts are prayers are always woth you. You are a "special" lady! Never forget that !