We were all really looking forward to our annual trip to Door County next weeked for our Family Summit. Over the past two days, though, our very old refridgerator finally bit the dust and has to be replaced, and our sweet dog is very sick and those vet bills are adding up. So, we've had to make some tough choices and have decided that we are going to have to find creative ways to do our Family Summit here at home.
It has been a good lesson for the boys . . . money isn't unlimited, but we are blessed that when these emergencies came up, we were able to respond. But, there is a cost to life's unexpected challenges. We talked about our friend Frances who was supposed to go to Mexico this summer, but since the gas prices have gotten so high, she won't be able to go. We are so blessed that we can still go to Costa Rica.
Once we all got passed the initial disappointment, we've had some fun brainstorming ways we can make our weekend at home still be a "weekend away." We have another week to figure it out, but I think this could be a great opportunity for us to bond in a new way as a family.
Now we just have to pray for our sick dog, Lucy. It doesn't look good, and I am praying we won't have to process her loss as part of our Summit.