Our trip to the mountains

Last week my hubby and I had a chance to get away together for a few days. The grandmas were kind enough to take the kids for us, and Toby spent his vacation at the kennel. Poor doggy! I really needed this time away, but I didn't realize how exhausted I was until the third day of our trip. It has been a real adjustment going back to work after being home full-time for the last nine years. And my job, although it has some wonderful, fulfilling moments, is not the easiest one out there. Students love their principal; parents are sometimes another story. It's a huge responsibility knowing that children, parents, teachers, and staff are counting on me to make right decisions and lead the school down the path God has for us. I have to admit, at times I feel overwhelmed. This trip could not have come at a better time. I was ready for a break, and this year I've really been missing the atmosphere that autumn in the mountains brings. Remember, in Florida there are only two seasons: hot and hotter! :) We were able to fellowship with friends on this trip and just take our time doing what we wanted to do. We had so much fun in the mountains and spent one afternoon hiking up Amicalola Falls. It was truly breathtaking! Here a few pictures we snapped along the way. We had some bitter-sweet moments on our trip, too. One of the men from our church in Georgia, Bro. Cameron, was in a horrible accident the week of our trip. An electrical transformer he was working on exploded in a fireball. Bro. Cameron received 3rd degree burns all over his upper body. He is still in a coma and in critical condition in the burn unit in Atlanta. He turned 80 last week. He and his wife Fay are two of the godliest people I've ever met. Bro. Cameron is a man who has truly walked with God and has served him faithfully for many, many years. For those of you familiar with Bro. Lester Roloff and the Roloff homes in Texas, Bro. Cameron worked there for many years and was the pastor of the church there after Bro. Roloff went to heaven. Please pray for Bro. Cameron and his family during this difficult time. They are still taking things hour by hour. We were able to visit the hospital a couple of times and share some sweet moments with Mrs. Cameron and the family and some of our Georgia church family as well. Our hearts are just aching for all of them, but we know that God's grace is sufficient even when we don't understand.

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Friday, November 13, 2009
Our trip to the mountains
Last week my hubby and I had a chance to get away together for a few days. The grandmas were kind enough to take the kids for us, and Toby spent his vacation at the kennel. Poor doggy! I really needed this time away, but I didn't realize how exhausted I was until the third day of our trip. It has been a real adjustment going back to work after being home full-time for the last nine years. And my job, although it has some wonderful, fulfilling moments, is not the easiest one out there. Students love their principal; parents are sometimes another story. It's a huge responsibility knowing that children, parents, teachers, and staff are counting on me to make right decisions and lead the school down the path God has for us. I have to admit, at times I feel overwhelmed. This trip could not have come at a better time. I was ready for a break, and this year I've really been missing the atmosphere that autumn in the mountains brings. Remember, in Florida there are only two seasons: hot and hotter! :) We were able to fellowship with friends on this trip and just take our time doing what we wanted to do. We had so much fun in the mountains and spent one afternoon hiking up Amicalola Falls. It was truly breathtaking! Here a few pictures we snapped along the way. We had some bitter-sweet moments on our trip, too. One of the men from our church in Georgia, Bro. Cameron, was in a horrible accident the week of our trip. An electrical transformer he was working on exploded in a fireball. Bro. Cameron received 3rd degree burns all over his upper body. He is still in a coma and in critical condition in the burn unit in Atlanta. He turned 80 last week. He and his wife Fay are two of the godliest people I've ever met. Bro. Cameron is a man who has truly walked with God and has served him faithfully for many, many years. For those of you familiar with Bro. Lester Roloff and the Roloff homes in Texas, Bro. Cameron worked there for many years and was the pastor of the church there after Bro. Roloff went to heaven. Please pray for Bro. Cameron and his family during this difficult time. They are still taking things hour by hour. We were able to visit the hospital a couple of times and share some sweet moments with Mrs. Cameron and the family and some of our Georgia church family as well. Our hearts are just aching for all of them, but we know that God's grace is sufficient even when we don't understand.

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3 Comments:
Blogger Faith said...
I am sorry to hear about the man who had the accident. I will pray right now!
and I love these pictures....what a blessing you and your hubby could get away.
so...if i am reading this correctly, you are a principal now? is it the same school as your children are in? hope to hear from you soon.....glad you are back!!

Blogger Mrs. Julie Fink said...
So happy for the opportunity you and your husband had to get away together. Are you the principle of the school? Bless your heart! What a responsibility that would be!

I'm so sorry to hear about the injury to your dear friend. Praying God comforts all who are involved.

Blogger Becky said...
What a sad and horrible accident. I pray your friend will recover fully and go back to his faithful service!

I have hiked Amicalola falls too! Beautiful!!

I'm glad you had such a great trip. I am so excited myself to be moving to a place with 4 seasons. I miss them so much. I know you know what I mean :)

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