I’m sitting in Paradise.
I’m relaxing for the first time in a year.
It has been a LONG year.
Paul and I needed to get away to reconnect, regroup, and recharge. We chose a 5 night stay at an adult-only resort in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We were considering a trip to Paris or Chile, but both of us needed a relaxing vacation, not a trip. Maybe next time?
Thankfully, Paul’s parents chose to come for a 2 week visit this month and also felt comfortable staying in our home (they usually stay at the Marriott, can you blame them?). So asking them to watch the kids for us was easier than expected.
We have already enjoyed 2 peaceful days in this coastal Paradise, complete with adorable families lining its beaches and La Jolla, San Diego feeling streets.
The heartbeat here is different than the other beach towns we have visited in Costa Rica. It’s quaint, charming, and upper class but not too pricey as would be expected. So far it’s a double thumbs up! Paul and I are looking forward to bringing the kiddos back here one day soon. Apparently they offer scuba diving. 👍🏻
This trip couldn’t have come at a better time because yesterday our HOUSE SOLD!!!
Many would say that the stars aligned perfectly for us, but Paul and I know better.
Hours and hours of heartfelt prayer and fasting went into the sell of this house. Hard work and sacrifice too! And not just our own. Family and friends galore have been praying, fasting and working hard for us too. I have loved feeling of their love and support, and also realizing that it takes a village to help raise a family.
** Did you love the changes we heard over Conference weekend? I love it when everyday life aligns with changes in the church. It makes my heart feel at peace. **
From the bottom of our hearts . . . THANK YOU to all who have joined us in this painful but experiential journey. We respect that there are far worse obstacles to experience in life, but for our family, this has been truly overwhelming. I’ve heard stories of people juggling two households at once, but I had no idea the heavy burden it can cause to all those involved, children too.
I’m thankful to a dear friend who counseled a year ago, “Remember Wendi, it always comes to pass but it never comes to stay.” This too shall pass and now that it is starting to, the question of “What now?” floats to the surface.
What now? . . . Only time will tell.
For now, we are no longer house owners but we are home owners, for home IS where the heart is! That is what we have recently learned. We hope you already know this too.
All our love and gratitude!