Thursday, July 27, 2006

And the Decision is....

Makenna is going to stay home, and will not travel to China with us. And I say that w/ out breaking into crying as I have been all week!. It has been a long week of many tears, but most of all many prayers. We made this decision as a family. We got many opinions from everyone, which we wanted. But when it came down to it, Mark and I agreed, our number 1 priority of this trip, was Sage. Could we give 100% of ourselves to Sage, if we were worried about Makenna missing school, worried about Makenna being bored etc.. And Makenna agreed. She is excited about going on vacation w/ her Grandma and Grandpa while we are gone, and getting to be back in school on time w/ her friends. It is amazing, the peace we all seem to feel here. God is so GREAT isn't He? If we are just willing to lay it down at His feet, He will make it clear.
Thank you for all your support and your prayers for us over this decision. We ask that you keep them coming for all 3 kids. They have NEVER been away from us like this before. And Sawyer will start kindergarten w/ out me, Makenna 3rd grade. I am sad, but I know that God knew our travel dates LONG ago, and so I just continue to trust that He is going to see us through.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shannon,
I kept forgetting to give you my opinion and as I read you went with my opinion anyway! At Makenna's age she is just focused on her life. Although the great wall of China would be an exciting thing to see for anyone, going to school to see her friends is much more important to her. All your kids will have wonderful memories of staying with their grandparents and you can fill comfortable leaving them. Karen

Wicked Witch said...

I know it is hard but it is okay! Hard choice, of course, but having time to focus on one thing may be just what you all need.

K. said...

I'm glad you reached a decision that everyone feels at peace with. Continued prayers and blessings for your journey...

Kerrie

Mom-of-5 said...

We also agonized over taking our kids- or some of them. In the end they all stayed home. They were sad but it was easier on them- all being left behind. Be at peace with your decision. Having just traveled it is a lot more work and emotional than you think.

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