This week showed the founder the power of the mountains and the need for patients to get away for a time with their families, to forget about all the medical stuff, and enjoy and create memories together. Ten years later, the “dirt” turned into a home which was designed to host families with disabilities and the Domus Pacis Family Respite was created in memory and spirit of that “no regrets” girl trip.
This past week, Sarah and I got to be part of the Domus Pacis' family. It wasn't planned to be a girls' vacation. We had planned to go as a family. A pneumonia and hospital stay for our boy put a stop to our vacation plan. Jacob came home from the hospital on oxygen, and we had a hard time believing Jacob would do great on high altitude if he required oxygen 24/7 on Denver altitude. Jacob needs to be "as perfect as he can" to attempt the high altitude of the mountains. Joakim was also behind on work after a week in the hospital. I called the founder Duck to cancel the trip. She didn't want to hear a word about cancelling the trip. She immediately understood the need for Sarah and I to still get away, and generously opened her house for just the two of us.
Sarah playing with their dog Bella.
And Joakim got to join us for a day too!
Sarah and I took a beading lesson and made our own bracelets. A perfect memory from this week.
Beautiful biking in the early morning hours while Sarah was catching up on sleep.
Jacob started asking for mommy the last couple of days we were gone. He wanted mommy and said he loved me with his talker. THAT is always something worth coming home to!
Til next time,