Ida ended up basically completely missing us. It's been overcast and dreary but otherwise, non eventful.
Yesterday's drive went amazingly well from deciding at the last minute to leave and throwing everything in the van and taking off. We took one hour long stop at Chik-fil-A, but then, when it started raining, and we realized that we wanted to get Scrubs that evening, we decided not to make another big stop again. We did the trip in nine and a half hours. We thought it would take more like twelve. The boys were utterly fantastic.
Truth be told, I did not take our camera out on our Mexico trip until the very last day. I thought of it a lot but was just a bit lazy. So these pictures taken on the last day are really rainy and windy due to Ida's passing of Cozumel. Here they are nonetheless:
Here's a pic of the pool outside our hotel. It was a gorgeous temperature during our entire trip with the wind coming off the water and the chairs were actually protected from the rain under the thatched umbrellas.
I wanted to once again thank you all for the prayers and encouragement we received during our trip surrounding our travel, the storm, and the death of Nelly. It meant the world to me. We are both doing very well. I am still having trouble sleeping due to rethinking the event, but John tells me that this will get better. I am making peace with what happened slowly. I would appreciate you to continue to pray for me as I deal with the "what-ifs" surrounding her death. I continue to try to change the end of the story in my mind by doing something different in the water. I know with the Lord's help, I will find a way to deal with this tragedy and place it properly in my mind, but for now, I am still learning.
Anyways, I'll be doing other posts on this later I am sure. For now, just a thank you.