Well, I'm back and hope you'll take the time to stop back and see exactly what the kids and I were up to on our very brief trip to Ohio. I have an amazing field trip to share with you on Friday, so please stop back and I hope the beautiful weather you're having will entice you to head out this week on your own field trip so you can link up here. I say beautiful weather you are having because yesterday it snowed here and though the temperature has gone up considerably, I'm still a bit cool. Guess I really have gotten used to the Alabama weather after all!
I also wanted to share just a bit about why we went to Ohio. My dear grandmother was diagnosed with colon cancer sometime ago. Though I've been able to speak to her on the phone, I hadn't seen her since July. Since January she has had three heart attacks and has not been doing very well. I decided I just didn't want to wait until April (when we had planned a trip North) to visit with her. So...after a great field trip last week, the kids and I continued to drive...and drive...and drive....
We did break up the trip with a stopover at an awesome La Quinta Inn & Suites in Bowling Green, KY. Doesn't it look like the kids were enjoying themselves?
After a peaceful night's sleep we awoke and hit the road again. Our first stop was to visit my grandma. She grudgingly posed for a picture with my children, her great grandchildren. Actually, she doesn't like to have her picture taken, but we really didn't twist her arm.
The kids thought we had the best visit we've ever had with her. I'm so thankful we were able to visit when she was in a good mood and not experiencing a lot of pain. If you feel led to pray for her she began radiation or chemo (I'm not sure which one because I heard both) yesterday and will have it five days a week for five weeks. Her name is Audrey.
The hardest part of being on the road is not always being near those near and dear to our hearts.