Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Mike recently went to Honduras with a small group of men who wanted to see the type of ministry work we would be doing when we were there full-time. Madison and I decided to take this time to go play. We have made annual trecks to Disneyland since Madison was 4 years old. I didn't want to tell her that this would probably be the last time we went. I don't want to tell her so she can really look forward to what is to come. Many things this last year have been "last times", but I have never told her. Not to be dishonest, because if she were to ask me, I would be straight up with her. So - off we went. It was an awesome trip. In Tomorrowland they have a Jedi Academy. They choose kids from the audience, and train them in some maneuvers with their lightsabers. Suddenly...there is a "disturbance in the force" - and out comes Darth Vader and Darth Mahl. The kids then have the opportunity to fight them individually. Madison was really hoping for Darth Vader, but "just" got Darth Mahl. Of course once she successfully fought him - she couldn't have been more excited! She is an official padawan and holds her certificate proudly. We are going to have a few more "last times". She is currently at Mount Hermon in Santa Cruz. When we pick her up, we will go camping for 3 days, then home for 4 days, then off to New York (more on that later). It will be her last time at Mt. Hermon until she is in High School, and our last camping (at least in the States - can't wait for camping in the rain forest!). But again, no focusing on the "lasts", it hasn't even been mentioned - of course kids aren't dumb - she probably realizes it, but chooses not to dwell on it.