Overseas, having a plan for the holidays is vital. After much thought, we planned a new tradition for our family, to swim on Christmas day. We changed the plan last minute as we had a three day after Christmas pick-me-up-trip planned to a place with a hot springs pool and we wanted to save money.
We attended a Christmas gathering with other expat families that our neighbors hosted. At our Christmas get together, our friend, Rebecca watched the girls down an astounding amount of salsa. She said, “You are going to explode”. Fast forward to Christmas evening and all that salsa came back up. “Mama, I ‘ploded!” Little J exclaimed.
Needless to say, through a sleepless night and sick kids, instead of heading south to a hot spring pool, the day after Christmas looked like this. Jon read countless stories to our little infirmary. Little A was just sympathy sick.
Today, our family took a “holiday” in Addis and sprang for a morning at the only warm pool in the city.
Well worth it.
Little J is still fighting something. We all leave for a conference on Monday. Pray we would have wisdom and healing in our house (and our apartment building for that matter, nasties are going around!)