Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Getaway

We have been at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico for the last 6 days.

I know. I feel guilty saying it after my last blog whine.

That blog post was typed up around 2:30 AM... just a couple hours before I peeled my kids out of bed to get to the airport by 5AM. Tom had been gone for days on end and I was reeling from a truly heart-breaking injury to our point-guard. We had gone and won a HUGE game at Stanford... it was so exciting and gave us great hope for this season. Then the very next game, the oil that makes our team run suffered a horrible knee injury.

The team that was is no more. And the season has just begun. If you are an OU fan, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Anyway, in all that drama I somehow forgot to mention that we were leaving in a matter of hours to meet Tom and the team in sunny Mexico for a basketball tournament.

I just could hardly bear to think of seeing our injured player, the look on the faces of his teammates and my husband try to hide his disappointment. It didn't seem like a Getaway when the stuff I wanted to Getaway from was not going to Getaway from me!

But I really need to start focusing on the positive, don't you think?

It of course ended up being a lovely, beautiful, fun-filled Getaway. Pictures shall be downloaded soon and include lots of beach shots, parasailing photo ops and even swimming with the dolphins. And don't forget some snapshots with our tall tree players. I will include those too.

We played two games. Lost the first one in a gut-wrenching shootout... it was sooo close. Then we won the 2nd to a poor team that is winless this season. Talk about difficult... this team left their home on or about November 15th and still has one game to play before they return! Good grief! You think the NCAA will pay for marriage counseling for those coaches' wives left at home? I have long thought the NCAA needs to do something to help preserve families. And I'm not kidding about that.

We had Thanksgiving dinner together as a family... because though I haven't mentioned it, my sister and her coaching husband and my mom and dad and mother-in-law all came along on the trip too! The dinner was an interesting mix of authentic Mexican dishes. The most unique Thanksgiving dinner I've EVER had. But the tortilla soup didn't make up for Granny's mashed potatoes.

I also must say without going into great detail that God has worked great things in my heart during this time. He has reminded me of some things and taught me some things that He could not have done any other way. And for THAT, I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving to you All! Hope you all had your little Getaway of sorts.

8 Wonderful Responses:

Kathleen said...

What a fun trip!! I'm so glad you got to get away!! Cancun is special to us because that is where we honeymooned many moons ago! We stayed at the Omni Hotel.

I hope and pray you are feeling refreshed. And I know your team will do great even without one of the star players!

Blessings on you, my friend!

4 Lettre Words said... exciting. I can't wait to see the photos!!

momof4kr said...

Ahhhh...a getaway....sounds delightful!

Glad your feelin' the love and the joy...nothing better than that!! :)

Shannon said...

Can't wait for the pics! How fun... but sad for your point guard and team. Hope he does OK with it.

Perspective is a good thing. No matter where you find it!

Rena said...

It brings me such joy knowing that you had this getaway!

Annie, you bless me, inspire and challenge me. I'm so blessed to call you friend.

And I haven't even met you yet. ;)

Valerie said...

So glad to hear your Thanksgiving was refreshing after all! I'll be looking forward to the pics!

Dawn said...

Being an OU fan I do know of that loss you speak of. Praying your team's player heals quickly and completely.

I'm so glad you all enjoyed your getaway. You have such a wonderful attitude.

Baloney said...

I'm jealous. Sounds fantastic!