Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Where to next?

This is going to be a very exciting summer, especially if your name is Phyllis.

We leave for Austria in less than 2 month!! Can you believe it!!?? Seems like just yesterday I was crying thinking "how is this single mom going to afford this?" and God simply stated "I will provide" and provide He did!

So I was thinking, like I always am about Phyllis. Her senior year. Spring Break. Am I the only one that has a stomach flip flop when the two words 'spring break' come to mention. Myself, I didn't do anything. I think I stayed home and worked more than usual because of my expanded schedule. Looking back, I wish I would have done something different.

Being that my daughter loves the theatre... And she really enjoyed New York City when she went in 8th grade, we are going in her Senior Year!! As soon as we get back from Austria, I am going to start putting $100 a paycheck away. Getting paid 2X per month it will give us about 18 months, so that's $3600! I am sure I will eventually (God willing) put more away, but I think we can have a great time! She thought it was an AWESOME idea, her face lit up like a light bulb.

How blessed am I? First, that I could afford such a luxury, and second, that my teenage daughter would even want to do such a thing. I was talking to my friend and she said "you do realize that you have a non-typical teenager". Funny, because I think she's kind of normal. Though I did think how blessed I was when I was contemplating not going to Austria and she said she didn't want to go if I wasn't going because "who would I share Austria with?". Oui.

So I think we are off to NYC in Spring of 2011!

Acts 8:40 Philip (Phyllis), however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea


Trish said...

I love New York City! So much to much to do.

A Heart after His said...

i miss you too margie!!!

KayMac said...

AWWWWWW, what a wonderful relationship you two have!!!

Rachel and I are starting to save for the United Kingdom!!

Stacy said...

Phyllis is so blessed that God chose you to be her mother!