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Images of a Second Unexpected Gift—WOW!

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I was going to post photos from Angkor Wat today, but I’ve got to push it back another day b/c I’m in SHOCK!  We are making our way back home, and decided to stay two nights in Bangkok to break up the long journey.

A dear friend of the family, who lives in Bangkok, helped us A LOT while we had the Dengue Fever.  Within 30 minutes of contacting my family for help, he was calling us from Bangkok and finding the best of doctors to help right away.  His family is also part of the 5 star, Luxury Peninsula Hotel, on the riverfront in Bangkok.

Can you believe that he has given us two nights here to rest up and continue our recovery?  Isn’t that AMAZING!  With all that we’ve been through, it’s hard to not feel as equally—if not even MORE—blessed and surrounded by support.

We are in a gorgeous Grande Suite with a beautiful Master bedroom,

a yummy bathroom with a TV over the bathtub, like the one below!  Blaze soaked in the tub this morning and just watched cartoons.  He said he doesn’t want to leave.  🙂

There is a breathtaking living room (yep, it looks like the one below!), dining area, and a panoramic view of the river.

The suite would normally cost $700 plus a night (a bit more than our budget :)).  When we walked in I felt like I was dreaming.  We’ve been sleeping with mosquito nets, unruly, god awful bats (BLAH!)  and gobs of mosquito spray covering our bodies for WEEKS.  I can’t tell you how WELL we all slept last night.

My favorite part was when we walked into the suite.  Blaze looked up at me and said, “Mom, all I can say is that we must be God’s FAVORITE customers!”


Me Ra

p.s.  Thanks for all your comments regarding Pascaline’s story with the Gibbons singing.  It was such an amazing moment, and I had to share it with all of you.  Thank you for treasuring it so much.  It always blesses me to hear your thoughts and reactions.  Many more stories to come!



  1. Daphne

    March 26th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    this is incredible mera!! enjoy your rest!!

  2. Kari at MamaBloo

    March 26th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    You are SO God’s favorite customers!

  3. lora

    March 26th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    You so deserve this, I am so happy for ya’ll!! 🙂 And Blaze is so adorable for saying that…what a cutie pie!

  4. Jen MacNiven

    March 26th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    God only gives us what we can handle…and then blesses us after our triumphs. Yeah, Blaze is right…you’re one of God’s favorite customers! 😉

  5. Jacque

    March 26th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    That is awesome what Blaze said. We should all feel like God’s favorite customers, because His love really is that BIG! So glad to hear everyone is feeling better. The power is in the prayer. Lots of love.

  6. Kay Beaton

    March 26th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    MeRa & Brian – so glad to hear that you get a few days of luxury as you all heal…. so glad to hear that things are looking up. We’ve been praying with lots of your photographer friends……

  7. Rhonda

    March 26th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    That’s right Blaze – God love you VERY much!!!!

  8. Echo

    March 26th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    What a beautiful place to be!

  9. Marcia Stuhler

    March 26th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Simply beautiful and kids say the cutest things! What a blessing for the family.

  10. Rose

    March 26th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness! I agree, Pascaline’s experience was incredible – God looking down and touching you all with the world He created, insuring you that He is in control – but WOW, what a way to cap this adventure with such a stunning place to stop and rest, God’s continued blessings over you family.

    I wonder what surprise He may have for you next!…

    God Speed.

  11. Lana

    March 27th, 2010 at 6:09 am

    What a beautiful place to rest. WOW!!!

  12. Christine V

    March 27th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Its because you deserve this Mera with all that you and Brian do for others! ENJOY that TV in the tub…

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