Things are a little crazy over here. Going on a trip is always fun but always touch-and-go until one actually gets on the plane or in the car. Titus has had an unexplained fever the last two days which required lots of baby holding, baby sitting, baby bouncing. Thankfully a last-minute call to my mom this morning yielded help and extra hands to get to small things that I can never seem to finish. I am actually getting packed right now, probably sooner than I have for most of my preceding trips. 🙂
So, Florida here we come. Thomas, Titus, Mark and I will be traveling tomorrow. We are praying for easy travel, good health – Thomas’ chemo drugs will be at their nadir while we are there, meaning his blood counts will be at their lowest, memorable times with our family, rest and rejuvenation, and fun times for the kiddos staying here with Grandpa and Grandma Maeda. My nephew, Joseph, will be married on Saturday and we look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with him and his new bride, Colby. Cancer makes things more complicated – all the food, medications, precautions, etc… but in spite of it all we can travel and take Thomas so he has the chance to continue to make memories and enjoy life. We are grateful that this wedding happened at just the right time between his treatments and we can still go.
I think the reality of all the new things we have to consider as we set out is hitting me. My friends and family know I am a pretty free-spirit, traveling lightly and not worrying about too much, enjoying the adventure. This time there is more to consider and ponder, more to be responsible for. Am I really mature enough to handle this? This is the question I keep asking myself. I really don’t think so. Good thing for Mark. At least someone in this family is responsible.
We head out knowing God has made the way for all happenings and we trust in His loving hand to make the way smooth in spite of our limitations and sleep-deprived brains.