FAMILY FROM OUR WEDDING

Thursday, March 13, 2008

COUNTDOWN TO ISRAEL

My thoughts are running a mile a minute.. and my sleep as been interupted with this wonderful anticpation of this big adventure we are about to embark on.. Am I nervous... yes.... Am I excited.. YES..have I tried to imagine and play out different scenes in my head of what it will be like.. OF COURSE.. am I thrilled to be on a plane for 11 hours going one way and 13 hours when we come home... exactly 24 hours total on a plane.. UHHHHMM that would be NO.. well 11 hours direct is far better than getting on and off a plane .. and worrying about missing a plane etc... this way .. God Willing we will be on our flight Saturday evening.. and away we go.. One of Steve's brothers and his wife are there by now.. who would have ever thought that this was actually going to really happen... ??/ I mean a year ago.. I dunno.. I would never have thought I would be really getting to make this trip.. a trip I have thought about .. well since I was a little girl.. I am rather excited because when we get back shortly afterwards is Passover.. and at our family Seder .. I will have actually walked the walk.. instead of saying NEXT YEAR in Jerusalem at the end of the service I will know in my heart .. that I can say I was there.. I was just there .. I feel that someone can tell you stories all your life.. and you can pray all your life.. and be the biggest of believers in whatever it is you choose to believe in.. but when you actually get to feel it.. get to feel the vibe.. get to see this religious history... there has to be something there that I am so unaware of that soon I will know.. I really can not explain that better... perhaps what it is is a connection of sorts.. I guess I will know it when I am there.. this will be very interesting ...
As with all great adventures... something always has to arise that makes you question if you should really go or not... Mom got the results back from her echocardiogram.. ( not sure how you spell that) and it has changed.. Mom had a valve replacement done in about 1992 and over the last few years it has begun to leak.. so they have been watching it.. the test showed there has been bigger change this time.. right now she is at the cardiologists office.. one of my wonderful uncles went with her... we will know more after this visit.. it looks like she might be having to have open heart surgery again.. We have been expecting this for some time so its not shocking... Mom was all upset because she does not want this to interfer with our trip and hopefully ( she says selfishly) I hope it does not... I am hoping they can do this this summer so my sisters can come and help.. but it all remains to be seen.. so .. am waiting on that news...
My blog will be taking a change when we get back from Israel.. sure I will post the usual personal musings.. but I will go back to focusing on food and weight loss.. trust me I have not forgotten that.. Oh and on a good note.. my BP was good and my cholesteral is fairly good..the good stuff is excellent the bad stuff is a little high not too bad.. my overall score was a little over 200 but I need to bring it back down...thats one of my goals to bring the over all number well under 200... as I eat healthier and exercise more.. simple to type.. more complicated to do..
Wish me well
Wish you well too

5 comments:

Twix said...

I'm so excited for you! Hope your flight and trip goes well for you. And that it is everything you are expecting it to be! Wish you happyness and safety! I'll be praying for you. Have a great time! (((hugs)))

Scale Junkie said...

I'm so excited for you! I know this is a trip of a lifetime!

I'm sending good thoughts your Mom's way too!

Fat Grl Slim said...

Yeah you!!! There is nothing quite so sweet and amazing as the anticipation of a big trip. You are going to have an amazing time!!! And everything will be fine on this end of the world while you are gone...

Be safe over there -- and have a wonderful trip!!!!!!!!!!!!

And thank you, as always, for your kind and thoughtful words. They always come at the best of times.

Ann(ie) said...

YOU lucky lucky girl. I'm thrilled for you...what a trip of a lifetime!!

Safe Travels.

xo.

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