"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

May 9, 2007

God is the best travel agent!

I'm going to share the details that go with this post and give the whole praise report as it has unfolded in the last couple of months!

That Saturday, our kids prayed to be able to go and visit their grandparents. (my parents) We found out that they couldn't come to see us in Feb. as we were hoping for. We asked God to make a way, since 6 plane tickets to CA were not in our budget.

Our dear friend from TX (who works for an airline!) emailed us on Monday and said that they wanted to give us 6 airline tickets to go anywhere we'd like to!!!
And that just blew us away!!!
All that we have to pay for are the taxes on the tickets!
Prayer answered!!!

My dad was really excited because it's been a long time since we've come to see them. I took the kids 3 yrs. ago but my hubby couldn't get the time off from work.

We are planning to go in September when my dad has a week off from work. Well, that week, just so happens to coincide with our 16th anniversary! (we were married in CA)

And so....
we are going to spend one night in the same hotel where we had our honeymoon!!! Ahhhh!!!!

Is that a romantic way to spend an anniversary or what?!

The hotel was new back then and our two night stay we was a wedding gift from Paul and Michele. (my brother and sister in law) It is so expensive to stay there! I hope it was cheaper back then. Gracious!!! But, we are saving up...

My parents are more than happy to keep our kids for us that night. (Come to think of it, I don't think I've asked them to babysit in about 8 years. ha ha -Because you really miss out on a lot of free babysitting when you live 3000 miles apart!)

The last time we left our kids with anyone and went away together, was for a 10 day mission trip to Mexico! Our kiddos were really young and well, romantic is not a word I'd use to describe that trip. We had seperate rooms and they were full of teenagers. : )
(but one elderly lady from our church was somehow convinced that Andrew was conceived in Mexico! Too funny!)
So, this is a really big deal for us. My hubby has been praying for us to have a night away, but who would have thought it would be in CA,
on our anniversary,
with my parents babysitting
and that we'd be going here again?!

It's just so perfect. I'm in awe!
God is the best travel agent ever!



toni said...

That's so very awesome, Becky. God is good!

So, will it be Continental or American (the friend's airline)?

JennaG said...

This post made me smile--I'm so glad for you. It will be such a wonderful time for you all, and you will have so much fun looking forward to it all summer. You asked how I came to have a mentor. She just offered herself to anyone who wants to be at her house twice a month for Bible study and fellowship. I have been going for 7 years--she is old enough to be my mother--and since my mother passed away 20 years ago, she is such a blessing--and she's a hoot to boot!!

JennaG said...

September 18 is the end day for this particular challenge. You can find the website by clicking the button in my sidebar-or on my post about the challenge!