there's no turning back now! : )
i feel good about what i will be bringing with me although i think k & i will still be up all night thinking through what we have & what we might be missing.
yoga class this morning helped us all & i am so thankful to have found that sense of calm in the middle of this packing storm.
my other favorite part of this day was k & my hug fest. all along k has not shown the same sort excitement as i have. . . that is until today. she can't stop smiling & neither can i! every time we pass each other we look at each other & say - "hey, we're going to europe. . . TOMORROW!"
as i was packing away my bathing suit, i looked down & thought - the next time i'll be wearing this, we'll be at the Mediterranean! it was terribly thrilling & motivating?
money is still a little overwhelming, but then again when is it not? everyone has been remarkably encouraging & comforting, so i know that it WILL all work out in the end. we will survive! k has said that the Lord's prayer will certainly have a new meaning for us - "give us this day our daily bread."
before i sign off. . . i want to share our inspiration for our whole trip.
from a rolling stone
to pitch my tent with no prosy plan,
to range and to change at will;
to mock at the mastership of man,
to see adventure's thrill.
carefree to be, as a bird that sings;
to go my own sweet way;
to reck not all what may befall,
but to live and to love each day.
to scorn all strife, and to view all life
with the cautious eyes of a child;
from the plangent of sea of the prairie,
from the slum to the heart of the wild.
from the red-rimmed star to the speck of sand,
from the vast to the greatly small;
for i know that the whole for good is planned,
and i want to see it all.
- robert service
please keep us in your thoughts & prayers!
p.s. we still do not have a place to stay our first day. . . it shall be an adventure & i cannot wait to see where it takes us.