Tonight, a little after the stroke of midnight, I'll be boarding a plane with my two littles and flying off to South Carolina. If you'd like, you can start praying now for my boys to be able to sleep on the airplane and I'd be so appreciative! We're really excited about this trip! Although, I have to admit, I'll be much more excited after our long plane ride is complete. (smile) On Friday evening, we'll be attending my sister's book launch party in Grenville. After that, I imagine our week will be filled up with lots and lots of time with family and catching up with friends. I'm so thankful. I realized a couple of months ago that it's been three years since I have seen my sister. That is unbelievable to me. Also, many of my family members have never even met Job, including my sister. So, as you might imagine, my boys will be getting lots and lots of hugs!
Here are my two favorite pictures of my guys from this past month. (I'm sneaking in a second post this week for Project 52!) Our boys are growing by leaps and bounds and we are so grateful to call them ours. Jobie's beginning to talk more and more and, that little old soul of his, well, nothing gets by him. He understands everything, it seems, and his language will be soon to follow I imagine.
Recently, Graeme's prayers have begun to expand a little bit. The other night at dinner, he thanked God for our food and then said 'and thank you that daddy can be home with us'. A couple of nights later, he was asking why daddy had to go to work each day. Steve explained that we need money for food and clothes and shelter. Graeme thought about it for a couple of seconds and replied, 'daddy I don't want money'. You guys. He's the sweetest. And loves his daddy!
And, speaking of that man of mine, he totally surprised us with a day off today! He himself had no idea-- he went to work as usual and as he was about to leave the station his boss asked him if he was aware of a personal day that he hadn't yet used. He also asked Steve if he would mind using it up today as they had an extra swing driver on hand. And so, around 9:30, someone near and dear to our hearts pulled up into the driveway. There were lots of smiles and cheers! And then we headed to the zoo. It was a beautiful day here and I'm thankful for God's kindness to us in things like, surprise!, a day off!
Thanks for letting me gush a little bit about these handsome guys. And, thank you for keeping our trip in prayer! And, thank you so very much!, for your kind words from the last post. We are so excited!
lots of love,