Saturday, 19 April 2008

Going home soon!

Mama is ready to go home - to Michigan! Florida has been wonderful the past few months - no snow - but we are anxious to get back home. Our family is there plus mama will get to see her first husbands children - it has been a long time. Her daughter and son from her first marriage have stayed in close contact with her and I feel a part of that relationship as well. Life is good and it pays to work through those difficult times. Equally as important are her grand children which are from "our" daughter. In fact on Sunday the 27th we will all get together for a birthday dinner for our daughter. Mama's first husband will be there as well! He is planning to bring his wife.

We leave Florida this Monday morning dark and early. About noon we will stop in Alabama at a Cracker Barrel for lunch. We plan to meet Crossview (Blogger we have never met!) with her family. We plan to go to Mammoth Cave on Tuesday and then on Wednesday get home.

Please pray for us as we travel and if you can remember, pray for the birthday dinner, especially for mama's first husband. I will be off line starting Sunday the 20th at about 2PM.

23 comments:

Carol - CDCversion said...

Forver trying to get a rise, aren't you! How does Mama put up with you!

I like how you break your trip up...like stopping at a Cracker Barrel (my favorite home away from home)...and then going to Mammoth Cave. It makes a long trip much more enjoyable to have those stops along the way!

See you next week! Now you will have to behave yourself on the campground, or I'll tell on you!

Indian Lake Papa said...

See ya next week Carol!! heh heh

CrossView said...

I imagine you'll be happy to get to your *other* home to catch up with every one!

It's just a matter of hours till you leave! =D

Indian Lake Papa said...

We are getting anxious to go "home" Crossview - but w/mixed emotions. We have a wonderful life here in Florida.

Anonymous said...

Praying you will have a wonderful, safe trip back to Michigan. Oh dear, that means you will be about 2 1/2 hours from me. Maybe it would be best if papa stayed in Florida 1200 miles away!! 2 1/2 hours is way too close! Nice picture of mama and her first husband's family.

Janis

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thank you Janis - I agree nice family shot of mama with her 1st husband and family.

Darla said...

I will be praying for that party, and for you as well! I know that situation and although we forgive and want our light to shine it is still awkard (?) and of course for safe travel!

[hey you crack me up! especially that comment on Brents blog..I was reading and all of sudden..I was big eyed and "Whaaaaaaaat???", you my friend are a funny guy!]

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla ! Ha! I am mama's first husband!! :o) I hope after the rapture we can get that message out!! heh!

Robin said...

You are a riot! You and all your "firsts." Have a safe trip! Enjoy your stops - cool that you get to meet Crossview :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - what do ya think? Did I get Darla or not! She is going to get me for sure! We are very excited about meeting Crossview!

Tammy said...

Papa...my email was been down for 2 days. thought Brent fixed it this afternoon so i finally sent you 2 emails but they came back to me. so later you'll probably get some mail from me that you can ignore - argh!

You KNOW i am praying for you and Mama! Sounds like you're gonna have a fun trip tho!

Drive safe! i know Mama will be praying out loud the whole time too!! HAHA!!

I love you both!

Lori said...

Papa - you crack me up with all of your her first husband, his wife, and my first wife, wise cracks! My husband doesn't understand how to take the humor - I told him, it's just how Papa is!

Brandy said...

I am glad you forewarned me about this post b/c I would have been in the boat with Darla and scratching my head going "huh?!" hahaha!!

Darla sweet friend, I was the sucker the first time he pulled this trick. I had a MILLION questions! haha! ;-)

Love you Papa and I'll be praying for you and Mama to have a safe and fun trip. I am so jealous a fellow blogger gets to meet up with you!! :D Our day will come. ;-)

Love you two!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tammy - no emails yet! God bless aND behave While i am off line. You can be sure mama will be praying as we travel!

Lori - tell your hubs, I have the bestest wife - mama is the greatest. And - this is our first and last marriage for each! :o) Mama says don't even think about it!

Brandy - will miss you Little One! After the 1st time with my "1st wife" comments, I thought I had better warn you. Darla did take the bait though! heh heh! Love you Brandy!

CrossView said...

Tomorrow! I'm so excited.... =D

This will be my first time ever to meet a fellow blogger! *does the happy dance*

Carol - CDCversion said...

Hey, Papa, I just wanted you to know that I started a new blog...on my book "Reflections on Genesis". I'm adding pictures to the story line, and I think it's turning out pretty cool. I know you are shutting down today to start traveling, but I wanted you and your readers to know about this blog: http://reflectionsongenesis.blogspot.com

I don't remember how to make this a link, so I just stuck in the address to the site. Thanks for letting me advertise for free! See you Thursday!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - See ya in about 24 hours! Tell your mom to get our table set!

Carol - I saw the link on your blog site last night. You are a first class blogger already!

Robin said...

Hope your trip is going well :)

Tam said...

MISS YOU MAMA!!!

MISS YOU PAPA!!!

Hurry and get home!

I'm looking forward to reading how your trip went!

Love you!

CrossView said...

Thank you for the wonderful fellowship! We so enjoyed it! =D

Anonymous said...

Have been praying for all of you as you travel. The worst part is knowing that papa is getting closer and closer to where I live in Ohio. It is safer having him 1200 miles away in Fl. rather than 2 1/2 hours in Michigan. I guess I could stretch that 2 1/2 hours out if I drive really slow. That's the answer.....I could make it 4 1/2 hours!! Wow! I feel so much better!!

Janis

CrossView said...

Janis, They are safe and sound and should be back tomorrow!
Be warned! =D
Already to Indiana...

Indian Lake Papa said...

GUess who! We are in Anderson, IN! Spending the night! We will be home by noon Wednesday.

We had a wonderful visit w/Crossview at Cracker Barrel yesterday with some of her family! On a scale of 1 to 10 - give that encounter a 12! We decided that none of us were serial killers and the meeting was worth the risk!