Hugs and Kisses—It’s a Perfect Day!

It is still dark when I hear the alarm clock go off. I whisper to Ray, who is still sleeping soundly, “Honey, I’ll get ready first.”

My suitcase is ready to go and I’m excited beyond measure to take an early morning flight. Cambria, Gavin, and Ella will be so surprised to see us! I look and feel fabulous in my new outfit.

We drive to Columbus and within a couple of hours we are sitting in First Class of a US Airways jet, heading for Colorado Springs. We’ll be spending several days there before traveling to California. This was one of those spur of the moment trips. We take a lot of those these days.

Ryan picks us up at the airport and drives us up to their beautiful mountain home. Surprise! The hugs and kisses we receive make this a fabulous day.

We first go with Cambria to see her in her dance class.  She smiles with pride as she goes through her dance routines. I am so full of emotion I can barely talk.

Gavin is now dragging us off to his T-ball game.  He is a natural athlete and loves to push the limits. “Watch me, Grandma!” are words I love to hear.

Ella wants to stay close to me. Her sweet nature warms my soul. I love it when she crawls up on my lap and says, “I want Grandma.”

There’s a knock on the door right after lunch and it’s Lacey. She’s flown in from California as a surprise, even though we’ll be going there in a couple of days. It’s so much fun to be with her and to watch the grandchildren interact with their Aunt Lacey.

Everyone loads into the large SUV and we head off to the mountains. Within minutes we are high up in the Rocky Mountains behind Ryan and Jalene’s home. The scenery is breathtaking.  My family is all around me and my heart is filled with joy.

After our fun trip to the mountains, we head back to town. A marvelous dinner is enjoyed at one of the neat restaurants near Ryan and Jalene’s.

Back at the house we read bedtime stories and tuck sleepy children into their beds. Then the 5 of us adults enjoy the hot tub on the patio. The stars are brilliant in the night sky.  I can’t imagine anyplace I’d rather be than with the ones I love so much.

I am in complete peace knowing that I am loved and now able to spend quality time with my family all over the country. My financial peace has made this a reality.

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