I believe in the power of prayer.
It is my greatest prayer request that my children grow to know the love of Jesus. More than success, health, and happiness, I pray that they meet Him.
When my son shared this with us, we all decided to stop and pray for that man. We prayed that he would feel encouraged, and that he would know he was not alone. We prayed for healing or protection for his family, that God would meet whatever need was there.
I'm so thankful my son spoke up about what he was feeling, and that we were able to lift our driver up in prayer and I still pray he feels encouraged and hopeful, knowing he is not alone.
Later that night we showered and got all settled into our jammies, and Dave's parents came down to our room for us all to hang out and chat about our day.
Two cuties ready to enjoy the Toothless lollipops their grandparents got them!
My goofy girl...
After the lollipops were licked, while Brother was watching cartoons and the grown ups were chatting away, Sister tucked herself and her new lovie in, closed her eyes, and was OUT...
We all slept pretty soundly that night ;)
The next day we had to check-out at noon, and head directly to the airport.
After breakfast, where we may or may not have unabashedly consumed copious amounts of bacon, David and his dad took the kids swimming...
Again, we ooohhhhed and aaahhhhed at how shiny and sparkly the Dubai airport is...
The grandparents had a flight leaving shortly after ours, so we were in a separate terminal waiting to board.
The kids played some mini connect four...
Our plane sat on the runway for sweet forever, but we didn't mind all that much since we were on a fancy plane again, and all had our own entertainment...
...not to mention our hearts were full of fun memories from the past few days =).
It felt like one of the fastest vacations we have ever taken, and all of us agreed we wished we could have had more time in Dubai. There was so much more we wanted to see! But, it's not the cheapest place to visit, and David's spring break was coming to an end, so it was the right time to head back.
I'm so glad we ended up making it to Dubai after all. It would have been a shame to have spent all this time in the Middle East and not see and experience all that we did during those five days!
Memories to last a lifetime.