Two weeks is a long time to wait for another oversea trip! So Jenna and I are headed off to the Netherlands and Belgium for a few days. Scott and I were there a year ago, and I love this area, and I wanted to share this with Jenna (along with some unrealized dreams she has).
I love this daughter of mine. In one of the times I've received inspiration it was when I was pregnant with her. Long before casual ultrasounds to determine gender, I knew - with no doubt, that I was going to be rearing my best friend.
Now I'm not saying that I don't have any friends! Or even any best friends, but Jenna - she's my bestie of all besties.
I try not to put too much pressure on her - treating her as my daughter is a tenuous walk - because we share so much, and we know each other so well.
But there are times she needs a mother and I need a daughter, and we've worked really hard at keeping that paramount in our relationship.
Yet - this! I get to spend 10 days with Jenna in a far-off country visiting exotic spaces and places and eating foreign foods and learning about new cultures - well, it's not that exotic, but still . . .
So we're off. And the beauty of this is - her stepfather, Scott, the man who loves his daughter dearly, will be tending her children while her husband is at work. Now - where do you find a man like that?
Happy adventures to us!