Well again our week-end was not quite like I pictured it, but then I have come to realize not much ever is.
Saturday morning with temps reaching almost 93 (crazy I know!) found Jeff putting up our Christmas lights outside as I told you he would. I of course told you all the reasons why we were, haha, but we found ourselves explaining it (a few times) to our neighbors as well. Truthfully I started out on the porch
My son John stopped by on Sat. afternoon, and when my youngest son heard he was here he decided to drive up from San Diego to join us. We all ended up going out to dinner and spent the rest of the evening talking and reminiscing especially about Jennifer. They called my oldest son Joe after we got back from dinner and put the phone on speaker and put it on the coffee table so that he could join in the conversation for a while too. The boys usually do this to with Melody when they are together without her being here. I know the circumstances were not good ones as to why this happened in the first place, but I really loved having the boys to myself. Not many opportunities for that anymore. It is a funny thing when your kids have been married and gone for years, and have lives and children of their own. You rarely find yourselves in the position when you are all together that doesn't include spouses and grands. Nor do you want it to be of course either. The family has grown and expanded just as you want it too. But for whatever reason we all really enjoyed this time together. I think of course it will take John a while to come to terms with all of this, but I am glad he has had the support he has.
Not much else is on the schedule this week. I have decided to start a twice a month women's Bible study at my house on Thursday mornings, since traveling down to San Diego to join Larissa's is just too much for mom. I think we can keep it simple and easy and mom will find it all a lot less stressful. It is to begin this Thursday, and I am looking forward to it.
My heart is with all of you on the East coast who find yourselves being affected by hurricane Sandy. How overwhelming this all must be. I pray the Lord protects you all, and that the damage is minimal.
Hope you have a good week.
|Mike and Mel took Sam to the park yesterday after church so I found this picture in my email this morning of him enjoying himself. It is it me or is this little guy starting to really grow up? Grandma is missing him...|