Haleigh and I Are Going to Mexico

My granddaughter, Haleigh and I are going to Mexico! We haven’t decided on a date yet. We just found out we’re going today! We’re so excited! Let me tell you how it came about…



Haleigh and I have been talking about going on a trip together, even just an overnighter, for several months. She, more than I, because I just couldn’t see it happening. The last time we talked about it I finally said, “Well, we can dream!” We’ve not talked about it since. I have prayed about us going somewhere together but didn’t really expect it to happen.

I’ve been at our denomination East Michigan family camp all week. Every morning there is a service we can attend where field workers (missionaries) speak, telling about their work in whatever country they are working and living. This year we had a family from China and a family from Mexico. They were both fascinating to listen to. I’ve been to Mexico but have only dreamed of going to China.

An offer was made to send someone to Mexico, all expenses paid! We were to write a name on a paper with contact information added. A name would be drawn on Friday and that person would be given the trip to Mexico.

I was about to write my name on a paper when the thought was impressed on my mind that here was an opportunity for Haleigh and me to go on a trip together! I wrote Haleigh’s name on the paper. We could put more then one paper and name in at a time so I wrote her name on two papers every day. Many folks put in more than one paper each day.

We came home yesterday so I wasn’t there to hear the name read today… I got a phone call telling me. The name read was my granddaughter, Haleigh! “Are you sure?” I asked and was assured, yes, it was Haleigh!

Oh yes, I’ll have to pay my way but Haleigh’s way will be all paid!

We’re going on a trip together! Our dream is coming true!!! I’ll write again when we have more details to tell you.

I know I’m writing on Friday instead of Monday but I couldn’t wait!!! I’m excited!!! Haleigh and I are going to Mexico!!!

About allinadayofme

I can't believe I'm in old age! I'm now in my eighties! I'm a child of God, wife to one, mother to five, grandmother to 15 plus two granddaughters-in-law! I'm a great-grandma now! I'm a sister, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor. I'm a housewife and former ESL tutor. I love reading and writing. I've just retired from writing and editing a newsletter, Prime Time News, for seniors. I love genealogy, traveling, birds and animals, blogging and taking pictures.
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6 Responses to Haleigh and I Are Going to Mexico

  1. That’s so exciting! Have a wonderful time 🙂


  2. marianbeaman says:

    A dream coming true – and this is just the beginning. I love stories with a happy ending, especially stories the involve two generations. Remember stories are the best souvenirs of any trip. You’ll have to tell us all about it!. Happy travels!


  3. Donna says:

    Congratulations to both of you!! How exciting!!


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