Vacation – transplanted!

Our friends left this morning for the Cabo San Lucas trip that we had booked last Fall after Skyler was born. It was specially planned for all us young parents to get away and be kids again at an all-inclusive luxury resort on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Of course, after Skyler’s emergency “vacation” at Children’s Mercy in March, we had to cancel the trip for ourselves, not knowing what our immediate future held. Now that Skyler is healthy and the whole experience feels like a weird dream, my heart hurts so badly that we are not there relaxing with our friends! I am a person that is obsessed with vacations, especially trips that involve a beautiful beach! There is no place in the world I’d rather spend my vacation time when I want to forget my worries. My husband can vouch for this – every few months I sit at the computer and price out vacations, just to see if there is something worth booking!

The worst part is the dashed hopes. The excitement of booking a trip and then looking forward to it is so much of the fun. I did that for several months, only for it to come to an unexpected, disappointing halt. And now I can’t wait for these next four nights to pass, so the thought of these missed memories with our friends can start to fade. Of course I’ll have to get through the initial excitement of their return and look at the photos that I would’ve been in, but hopefully by then it will be in the past, and I can start looking to the future.

Speaking of, I convinced Ronnie to splurge, and he agreed to let us spend our economic stimulus check on a vacation later this year! We’ve booked a surprisingly affordable trip to an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the end of October. Let’s pray for no hurricanes because that’s one of the reasons rates were so good! So we do have that to look forward to, but I just want to get this would-be Cabo trip out of the way so I can look forward to that! Once those vacation dates have blended into our past, we can focus on the future!

The lesson I’m trying to learn here – there is a reason for everything, and while it may not make sense at the time, it usually becomes clear and meaningful at a later date! So there is a reason we couldn’t make that fun trip with our friends. As soon as I figure it out, I’ll be sure to post it here! In the meantime, send me all the motivation you can to help me get in shape for my Mexico trip with Ronnie that’s just over four months away!

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