Tuesday, August 09, 2011


A stunningly beautiful country.

I so enjoyed going back to my husband's roots to see the land of his birth. It was a GREAT trip and made all the better since both sets of parents were with us.

If you are a mother to young children, you will understand how difficult it is to get out of the house sometimes without forgetting anything. Well, I was so proud of myself on this trip because I had really remembered pretty much everything important...even BOTH cameras! I was patting myself on the back until the second day or so when one of the batteries died, followed quickly by the second camera's batteries dying. Way to go, mommy brain! So anyway, these are the pictures that I managed to capture before the battery catastrophe.

There were several rides on ferries as we traveled to the Outer Hebrides...

And LOTS of time in the car. Mariah and Micah were little troopers though, and traveled very well (thank goodness!).

And thanks to entertainment from Grandma!

Once we reached the Isle of Lewis, David was invited to preach in the same pulpit that belonged to his grandfather years ago. The beautiful Gaelic singing made me feel like I was being transported into a different time, long ago (that link is great and also has lots of pictures of places that we were at...check it out). It made me understand how much my mother-in-law must miss her country and helped me understand the tears in her eyes as she joined in with the singing. I still get a lump in my throat when I think about it...

Sometimes I think that little corners of the charming country must have hardly changed at all over the past century or so.

What a blessing it was to take in all of the breathtaking sights of God's beautiful creation.

Loved it!


Amy S. Trosen said...

I always wanted to get to the Isle of Lewis. A dear friend of mine, who recently went home to be with the Lord grew up in that region. Thanks for posting the pictures.

♥ Craig & Jessica ♥ said...

Very beautiful!