Monday, February 16, 2009

Vacation, Mission trips, and my Faith Journal

Well I'm just back from another Mexican vacation to unwind. It was lovely, as it always is. It is my retreat, my sanctuary. I love the people, the culture, the food, the land, the ocean. It is such a vibrant and beautifully alive country. I'm so glad I can share it with Mike, the love of my life.

Mike is away in Belize. He is working with my Dad, building a chapel in the memory of my Grandfather Earl who passed away this time last year. I had my 16th birthday in the jungles of Belize along side my Dad and Grandpa. They are building in that same area, helping the beautiful Mayan and Ketchi Indians.

Since Mike and I started dating, we've never been seperated from each other for longer than a day or two, and then we always were able to call. I'm really missing him badly, because there are NO land phones where they are- let alone cell towers. I've had 2 short emails from my Dad telling me that all is well, and the building is on schedule, and he and Mike are doing fine. I think some retail therapy is on the agenda to cheer me up tonight....

I've been trying to get back into the routine to finish my ABC faith journal in the next month. This weeks page seemed to be a compilation of all the things I was feeling. Here's my latest addition, R for refreshing. The photo is one Mike and I took on a secluded little beach in Mexico.


jackie said...

Kari, this is a beautiful journal page! Love the photo and the quote!
How long will Mike be gone? It's so admirable what he and your dad are doing!
Girl, go shopping - retail therapy is the best!

Joanne Huffman said...

Another beautiful faith journal entry. And, retail therapy is always called for at times of separation from loved ones.


christy grant said...

These are great and I love your picture of Mexico, too. The bouganvillea in your banner makes my heart sing. I saw so much of it in Bermuda and in Costa Rica. Beautiful!