The life and times of the Godfrey ten.

No coat required.


Having been home for four days now, you would think we would have readjusted back into the real world; got into our groove, our schedule, enjoyed the ever warming weather. If only it was true. We still cannot get our minds off of Costa Rica. Maybe it was the adventure, going to a new country, entering into the unknown, just the two of us. Maybe it was the weather, a warm dry heat, not overwhelming but crisp, perfect sunsets and great night weather. Maybe it was the beaches, soft golden sand, surf or surfless, nearly empty and clean. Or maybe it was the escape, no schedule, no school, no work, no stress. Whatever it was, we cannot get it out of our mind.




Returning home, donning a coat for the first time in 18 days, was analogic of our journey. When we left, we took the coats of stress, of every day life off, and did not put them back on again until we arrived in Anchorage. At that moment, when our right hands went into the sleeve, the weight of life was back our backs.The schedules, the bills, the job, they were all right back where we left them.




It was awesome, needed, and refreshing to be coatless and shoeless for a while. It made me think about home. What is home? Is it where you live? If that is true, then I have had over 15 homes in my life. I think it is more than that, I think home is where your family, friends, and in many cases, your church are. That is home. In our case, we are fortunate to have all three blend together as one. So that makes our home mobile, and if our home is mobile, then it can move to a place where coats are no longer required.


5 responses

  1. So… I may be reading between the lines here, but are you hinting that you could pack up and move to Costa Rica? šŸ™‚ If you do then I’m not going to subscribe to your blog any more, so hah. Good to see your beautiful tan faces Tuesday night, we have missed you probably more than you missed us I’m sure but we still love you anyways. šŸ™‚

    March 13, 2009 at 10:45 am

    • If you read between the lines even more, you would see that our friends and church is suppose to come with us…….. I hope you have some sunscreen, and Ty has a surfboard.

      March 13, 2009 at 7:38 pm

  2. Ooooh, I see! Love that plan! … Ty doesn’t have a surfboard, but I’ve got a moo-moo and he has a thong so I think we’re all set. šŸ™‚

    March 19, 2009 at 1:48 pm

  3. Dad and Karen

    Can we fit into your suitcase, and go as “contraband” old folks?

    March 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    • Why don’t you come on down and join the thousands of other “old folks” hanging around and enjoying the weather? Shoot, it is only a 1/2 day flight for you guys.

      March 21, 2009 at 6:49 pm

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