Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Family Vacation

     This Thursday I am thankful for the past opportunity of getting to go on a family vacation. As a child I did not go on many vacations at all. It was nice to get away, the kids have fun, and get closer to family I do not get to see that often.

       I was adopted when I was two by a family that was close to my biological family. My mom had passed away and my dad adopted me to this family. It was a difficult time and I do not blame him at all. I have kept in touch with Tom and he invited me and the kids to go to Florida with them for a week. Joey unfortunately had to stay and work, but I thought it would be great to get out and enjoy a vacation.

       We stayed in a beach house (the SwankyShack) in Cape Coral, Florida. It is pretty far south. We went to five beaches. My favorites were Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers. It was nice to swim in the ocean, relax on the beach, and enjoy a cozy beach house. It was an amazing week. I grew closer to my biological family and the kids enjoyed their aunts and uncles so much. They had a blast. Bailee cried when they left our house.

        God works in mysterious ways. I am sure Tom never thought after giving me up he would get to spend time with me and then his grandchildren. It was an amazing trip and showed me how much family means to me. They are a close and strong family. The kids needed that time and God knew so did I. I am very blessed to be given new opportunities every day!

Have a Blessed Day!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Katie,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blog posts about Cape Coral to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you :)