A Divine Appointment – Aloha!

Today is July 19, 2012: my due date.  I started writing about this Journey, the day after I miscarried. So, it is fitting that this will be the day I bring this journey to a close.  Being the awesome God that He is; full of hope, love, and surprises, this is the best possible ending to all that God has already done…

November, 2011: My husband, Jon, has some exciting news for our family.  He works with a  company that decided to hold a raffle for Executive Recruiters who have made placements within the firm.  Three names would be chosen out of a hat, each of these recruiters would receive a $2500 vacation voucher to use however they wish.  Well through the grace of God, 9 of Jon’s candidates were placed within this company. This meant his name would be entered nine times into the raffle.  Needless to say, his odds were pretty good.  In fact his name was chosen two out of the three times. If you’ve already done the math, you know that totals $5000 in vacation money!

As excited as we all were, we had a reality that needed to be faced. I was 8 weeks pregnant and the voucher had to be used within 1 year. With the boys in school and a baby arriving mid summer, this was going to be tricky. Jon called the company, told them our situation and hoped we might get an extension on the time restriction.  Instead, they said that they would cash in the voucher and just give Jon the money.  I know…right!

Having not planned for this pregnancy, our insurance did not cover any pre-natal expenses.  So, we put this money aside, and labeled it: “hospital bill”.

Well, fast-forward to the last week of May, 2012.  We have suddenly, realized that we can all go on a vacation; but we have nothing planned. It was a bit late in the season to start trying to plan something, and quite honestly, neither of us knew where to start. I had so much going on with Blake’s Graduation and the chaos that comes with  End-of-the-Year-Activities, I just never sat down to plan out anything.

It is at this point God decided to intervene.  As I was on Facebook, (funny how He keeps using the very thing I go to for distraction) I noticed a status my friend Kelli had just posted 3 minutes prior:

Hello FB Friends…
I am looking to sell our timeshare week in Maui.. The week of July 20th-27th. On Ka’anapali Shore…BEAUTIFUL!!!

Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club

I quickly made sure I was the first to reply that I was interested, and then ran to my Calendar to check if the dates would work. When I realized how perfect the timing truly would be, my heart was filled with the knowledge that I am loved and He has not forgotten.

You see, I  had been handling the loss of our baby pretty well all this time. But for some reason I had been dreading the week our baby would have been born. I found myself praying, “Please Lord, I don’t want to find myself cleaning my bathrooms or driving kids across the valley for yet another soccer practice, and then remember I am missing out on the joy of a new baby.” But it seems now, I’ll be so busy experiencing something new with what I have, I will not be able to focus on what I have not.

As all the vacation details were coming together, I began to realize that, this too, was part of God’s Plan for us.  We used the money from “Hospital Bill” to send Kelli the $1800 for our spacious 2 bedroom villa at the Marriott.  After pricing airline tickets on-line, the best deal we could find was $800 a person, round trip (let me help you with the math this time), totaling exactly $5,000. This vacation is a gift from God, to celebrate not just the small (but impactful) life of our baby in heaven…but to celebrate the life of our family!

Early on in this journey, I remember praising God, “For out of all my children, if you had to take one, thank you for taking that one.”  (Never underestimate the power of perspective.) So, this trip I am going to enjoy what I have to the greatest of my ability. At one point I thought I would have to miss out on some family adventures in order to “stay back” and care for a baby.  But my boys are 12 and almost 15, before long, their adventures will most likely not include their parents. So I will be biking down a volcano at sunrise, snorkeling on a good hair day, and taking in every valuable minute I have with my 3 guys!  Aloha!

We did it! Woke up at 2 a.m., watched the sun rise from atop a Volcano and biked down 27 miles to the base.

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12 Responses to A Divine Appointment – Aloha!

  1. Juana says:

    I could not think of a better cathartic gift from God. I love how much you love him, trust him and share your faith about him with the world. I will always view you as such an amazing woman who is strong but yet not afraid to lean on the shoulders of our Lord when you get a little weary. I know you and your family will have the most amazing time in Hawaii….lots of pictures please 🙂


  2. I am so happy for you and your family it made me cry! What a testimony of God’s love. By the way, Maui is my most favorite place in the whole world (besides home). I know you’ll have a great time. Just think of all the people who will be praying for you and your boys while you’re away to keep you safe and assure you of a blessed time together.

    Love you so much,

  3. Zinthia Michel-Kee says:

    My dearest Kim, you have such a gift of touching the heart of those around you. Your perspective and faith in our God is truly inspiring. I am so happy that He has given you the opportunity to be with your family in one of the most beautiful places on earth, so that you can enjoy one another and celebrate the blessings from above.


    The Kees

  4. Susan Badgett says:

    Writing out your story gives glory to God. Well Done good and faithful servant.

  5. Blessings, The Gordons says:

    All praise and thanksgiving be to God! He is truly faithful and turns all to good for those who love Him. You truly do! We love you Wynott family! Enjoy those awesome God filled memories ahead!
    The Gordons

  6. Arlene Britt says:

    Once again I applaud your strength and marvel at the goodness of God, knowing that it’s by His power and might that you and your beautiful family have moved forward with such grace. Have a wonderfully, peaceful and blessed time away. Aloha!! 🙂

  7. regina says:

    You are so strong and positive. Enjoy your time with your family. It sounds amazing!

  8. Gretchen Weiler says:

    Hi Kim! So blessed by your perspective.. Knowing that God is in control.. of every minute details of our lives, and oh how he loves to bless!! I was unaware that you miscarried.. I am so very sorry for your loss.. God blessed you at the perfect time, this was indeed from HIM!! xoxoxo

  9. I love reading your posts, Kim! I’m so glad God blessed you with this lovely vacation! 🙂 Hope you and the boys had a great time.

  10. Dawn says:

    Once again, you have made me cry! I love your honesty and transparency!! I can’t wait to hear all about your trip. Hope to see you tomorrow as we say goodbye to our boys as they embark on their spiritual time with the Lord and wonderful leaders & friends from Rocky Peak.

  11. Charif says:

    Beautiful story, thanks for making my morning!

  12. Tammie says:

    Just enjoyed reading this, what a wonderful provision and blessing. Love you!

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