"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Friday, March 13, 2015

Surprise Trip!

Come now, wife who says, "Tomorrow I will go out for breakfast with my husband, come home and do school with 7 kids, clean up, work through the afternoon, have prayer time on our compound, eat supper, and fall into bed exhausted...you do not know that after your breakfast date, your husband will turn right out of Endiro instead of left and end up taking you for a surprise trip to Entebbe to an amazing hotel, a wonderful night away, supper on the roof watching the sunset, shopping and then driving home to 8 amazing children."  (James 4:13-14, Dianna's applied version)

It's true... my wonderful husband pulled off an amazing surprise.  I never would have guessed what he was up to in a million years.  And even more amazing was that he had most of the kids in on it and not a single one of them spilled the beans. (5,000 shillings in bribes gifts of appreciation may have helped towards that end...haha!)

Little known to me, we had air miles about to expire.  Eric realized that he could trade them in for a night in the Business Class Executive room of a nice hotel in Entebbe.  (It happened to be the only hotel in all of Uganda that participated in the program...haha!)  While we were eating breakfast out, Katelyn packed all my things (and did an amazing job!!) and brought them on a boda to Endiro and snuck them into the car.  When we started driving out of the city, I was confused until Eric finally told me what he was up to!  It took a minute (but not that long... haha) to switch gears.  What a precious memory this will be!

This family of mine...they are so wonderful!!  Love them dearly!

1 comment:

  1. Aww! That's really sweet. Your kids are going to be so competent after living in Uganda. :)