Thursday, February 22, 2007
What happens in New York stays in New York!
I am a very blessed woman to have a husband realize the importance of a woman needing to "get away" for a couple of days; to rejuvenate the soul; to rest; enjoy a change of venue; and to be with other women or girls (as the case may be). The value of escaping the everyday for a while cannot be calculated. Just like having alone with your husband is valuable, so is time away from him a good thing from time to time. I have to admit that lately, I was starting to melt with fatigue. I was getting tired and depressed from lack of sleep. My pep talks to myself were not working, felt like my prayers had dried up. I was talking to 5 pairs of little deaf ears over and over, dealing with the stomach flu x 6, feeling way too much cabin fever this winter, missing my very busy husband and getting way too cranky with everyone for the littlest things. So. It was clear that the timing of this trip was a gift from the Lord above. And what a gift it was!
Last year, my dear friend Mary asked Rebecca and I to accompany her and her daughter, Lizzie to NYC for Lizzie's 16th birthday. The trip was planned for this past weekend and included seeing two Broadway shows: Wicked and Les Miserables. All four of us girls are BIG music/musical fans and were chomping at the bit to see a REAL musical on Broadway so it was a great mother-daughter adventure. To add to the beauty of it all, the shows and hotel accommodations were paid for as a gift to Mary from her OT clients (Aren’t I blessed to have such a talented and generous friend? Love you Mare!) Anyway, being the country-bumpkin that I am..packed my country girl suitcases up and headed for the Big Apple for the first time in my life with my daughter at my side. Start spreading the news...I'm leavin' today!!!
Long story short. I loved every minute!! NYC is beautiful, the people are friendly and the food is grrreat! Thank you to my dear husband for allowing me the luxury. I love you. I love you. I love you.