Well, technically, it didn't go anywhere! We got a new one. Each mat lasts about a year or so, between the heat and all the use it gets, and the occasional sharp object, in spite of the threat of being punished with permanent expulsion for the trampoline if they take a sharp object on it!
A lovely family (the daughter visited us a couple years ago with a team from Vanguard University) gave us a Christmas donation which was more than enough to cover a new one.
It really should have been set up Christmas Eve but instead I just had to show it to them. Our fence had blown down on Christmas Eve day and so it wasn't worth putting up a new trampoline when anyone could waltz right in and use it. So, we had to wait until late January! Bummer. But still, they love it!
Adilson is the first to use it and gives it two thumbs up!
Between that and the skateboard, the garden is once again the favorite place for the kids to play!
The instructions SPECIFICALLY say NOT to do this!
I'm so grateful for the generosity and gifts of so many kind people, friends and strangers alike, who invest in me and my boys! Your sacrifices, big and small, make it possible for me to be here and for the boys to be well cared for! May God bless you richly in return for your giving!