Thursday, November 10, 2005

So, how are we feeling?

Well, This morning I (Chris) had a little breakdown. As I walked the dogs, I started missing them (3 weeks is a long time). I also started thinking about all of the changes that are about to hit me, like: We will be 5 miles from Russia I will not be able to cross the boarder. What would my kids do If I got caught and couldn't return. We will be near a ski slope in the Himalayas; what an opportunity, But how will I get the kids home with a broken leg? Plus the cost! I need that money to buy my kids a new pair of shoes! It is the end of the world as we know it. By the time the mile was up my dogs and I were ready to leave our 'childhood' behind and be the responsible ones. All fathers have said, I can still be a kid; I just need to combine that with more responsibility and authority.
How is Barbara doing? Well, she was up at 7:00 this morning painting a closet. The raw energy is building. Later.

5 comments:

Marlene G. Taylor Edghill said...

What a great idea setting up this blog. So generous of you both to share this exciting, joyful, and dynamic time in your lives. Wishing you all the best outcomes for any and every situation you may encounter.

Love,
Marlene

Kevin and Kim said...

Congratulations and good luck ! You will remain in our prayers throughout your travles !!!

Steve and Cheryl said...

Congratulations and best wishes! Can't wait to hear more and see some pictures.

The Martoniks said...

You know, there is a possibility that 2 years ago this same night, your kids were looking up at the stars and asked God, "Have you picked my parents yet?" and He answered them with, "they just began the journey, but you are already born in their hearts" . Know that He walks beside you each and every step of the way. God Bless and know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The Martoniks

the Lavallato family said...

Chris and Barbara:

We hope your flight was a good one (the anticipation must be incredible!)and that your travels are safe each stop along the way in KZ. Our prayers are with you both and with your children.

Chris, the guys missed you this morning. Did you know that the temperature in Almaty this morning is warmer than in Lebanion/Whitehouse Station?! Imagine that.

Oh, and the part about leaving behind your childhood to be "responsible?"...well, we can tell you from experience that it is your children who help you not only relive, but continue, your youth. Though challenging at times (especially when they become teenagers!), the joy and energy for life they provide is just another example of the blessings they are.

Thanks for sharing your experience. Looking forward to the next chapter...

Love,
the Lavallato family