Wow, the past two moths have been busy, productive and very surprising. Like my whirlwind trip to Wyoming for Phoebe's wedding at the same time that my folks come home from Africa. I'm still spinning a bit from everything that happened...
Up until the last minute, I was scurrying around trying to get everything perfect for the family coming home and excitedly making plans for what we would do first. Then, next thing I know, I'm being sent out west to my cousin's wedding, while my husband and 5 oldest children stay home. I won't go into a whole lot of details as to the how or why (it gets complicated) but suffice it to say The Lord was in it. I believe we (I traveled with Pete and Holly too) were a blessing, and I know I received a blessing. It really made me appreciate all my family in a whole new way too. I have never been away from them more than overnight before (and that was only while I was giving them another brother or sister), so I was missing my babies and my honey badly. I was so happy to come home and they were all happy to have me home.
Then too there was the whole thing of me not being here to welcome my Dad and Mom and sisters, and I really was sad about that. In a way, it was one of the longest weeks of my life I think. Isn't it funny how we can have a million different feelings about something all at the same time?
Anyway, I am home now and reveling in the company of ALL my family. Family is such a precious word isn't it? The Lord is so good to give us so many blessings!
In the week and a half since I have been home I have finished putting the house to rights and it now feels settled and I'm ready to tackle the schooling again. We took a couple weeks break during the move and subsequent happenings. Good thing I got an early start this year.
Oh yeah, I just realized I skipped that part. For those who don't know, we have moved and I do plan to post pictures very soon of everyone and everything. And I really really want to keep up on this thing more often too. We'll see how that goes.
Anyway, to all of you who haven't given up on my blog and do happen to still read it.....Happy Fall! I hope to have lots more posts coming soon.