Monday, January 2, 2012

from galilee

a snapshot
from the sea of galilee.
the weather has been cool,
cloudy, foggy and a little rainy.
we were told tonight
this is the coldest israel's seen winter
in a long time.
the days are super short
and we are packing them full.
so much to see and do.
the kids are holding up like champs.
today we were on a tour
with a group from the states--
and as i watched those teenagers shuffle around
with such little (evident) interest,
i pointed it out to alex.
our kids may be small,
and may not remember everything into the future
or realize the significance
of everything they're seeing,
but at least they are excited
and participatory
and loving matching the stories they know
about the Savior
with the sites they are seeing.
of course there's things like
losing that favorite sweater and diamond earring,
and getting a huge parking ticket (HUGE!),
and not being able to find a boat for a ride,
and finding the monastery closed, etc.
but we're rolling with the punches
and having quite the experience.


marla said...

what a huge blessing your children get to see things like the sea of galilee when they are young. it took me 35 years to get there ... and i will never see the scriptures the same way. happy new year!

Maggie Ann said...

Good for you! Your memories will last a lifetime.

StrongNHim said...

Teenagers don't know their blessings most of the time, until they are older and it has passed them by.

I have to admit I am a little jealous because I would love to go there. Thanks for sharing your picture and story.

Mindi said...

i want a full report of your trip when you get back! You are really giving me hope that we may be able to do something similar!! It's on my wish-list... but were told it's not doable with little kids... if we are going to do it, we have a year and half to fit it in somewhere.

Rachel said...

Incredible, Jen! Incredible! We would like to go to Israel before we leave England. Any chance you are planning a trip to England? :)