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Friday, September 28, 2007

Psalm 46:1

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

I started my Bible study with the kids last night, and that was their memory verse for the week. I found myself needing it tonight. Scott has been gone all week, and I have hit a wall. It happens often at the end of a long week without him, but it never ceases to strike me. I go from being energetic and fun to completely grumpy and short-fused in a second. I do want to finish writing about New York, but there has been no time. Right now, I am fighting to keep up with my kids, feeling like I've cleaned up the last mess, and kissed my final boo-boo. I am D-O-N-E, DONE folks! But God is my refuge and stregnth.

Hopefully, I'll be back soon :) New York deserves it!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

New York, New York

Well, it's been over a week now since I woke up in the city that never sleeps with my college BFF Sunny. There's so much that I learned and did. It's a bit overwhelming. I must say that if you haven't had a trip of this kind, you really should stop reading this post, go to your favorite travel site, and book something. Special friends that you can be completely real with are a mirror to your heart and soul in the same way a marriage is, but at a completely different angle. Sunny is writing a series on her blog about our experiences. I will do the same, mostly for my benefit, so that I can sort through it all.

The first day could be summed up in one word -- SURREAL! From the moment I stepped out of the car to enter the airport, I felt it. For the first time in a while, I was alone ... no kids, no husband. I was constantly asking myself what I forgot, feeling that my load was unusually light. My mind was free not worrying about who was where, but I realized how much my family is a part of me. It was way weird! I knew then how much I would miss them.

When I arrived in NYC I met up with Sunny and caught a cab to our hotel. I can't describe the excitment of this commute. It was my first time in a cab, I was with Sunny (haven't seen her in a year and a half), and we were in NEW YORK CITY! It was too much to take in, but I tried.

We ended the evening with cosmos on the rooftop of our hotel. It was then that we realized that we were staying one block north of the Empire State Building. We had an awesome view, and it served as a great backdrop for us to do some catching up. (We stayed at the Hotel Metro, if you're planning on going soon. I highly recommend it -- nice, safe, great location and affordable for NYC.)