As I sit here to write this next entry I have mixed emotions. Being both joyful and a little sad. Why would I be sad? We are leaving to head to Florida tomorrow and then on to the Dominican Republic which means that once again we must say so long to family and friends. We are all ready to get back home and get settled back into life in the D.R. (that's the joyful part). Did you just see that? Yes, we called the Dominican Republic "home". God has made us feel at home there and while everything is not as fast or easy as it is here in America we love it and the Dominican people just the same ~ though you may not want to ask us that in the middle of August after running around town ALL day just to get one thing accomplished. lol
We then spent time walking around the city to see the sites which included the Empire State Building, Rockfeller Center with it's giant lighted Christmas Tree, Central Park and of course, a trip to a small Pizza place for New York style pizza and a Canolle! Mmmm delicious! We also ran into a Dominican family that we know from our church in Santo Domingo when we were heading back towards Times Square. Can you believe what a small world it is?! To run into Domincans that we know from our church in the D.R. and to see them in New York City on New Years' Eve amoung thousands of other people! After the ball dropped we were able to get through the crowds back to Grand Central and walked right onto a train that departed 2 minutes later! God's timing and favor during the entire trip including clear weather back to Oxford.
Shortly after we made it back to Oxford it snowed again! We were able to spend one day relaxing, and freezing :-) while playing in the snow, riding sleds and tubes, walking across the ice frozen lake and having more snowball fights with our kids.
Thank You, Lord, for such precious memories!