Project 52 || And we're off!

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,
s

9 comments:

  1. awww, can't believe it's been 3 years since you've seen your sis, what a sweet reunion it will be. also can't believe you're on a midnight flight! prayers for the 3 of you and that it will be a sweet, sweet week!

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    1. Kelly,
      I'm so thankful for everyone's prayers for our flights. The boys were super and now I'm already praying for the trip back. (smile)
      P.s. it's so good to see my sister!

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  2. Wishing you lots of sister hugs and late chats. We just returned from vacation with one of my sisters - my heart was filled to the brim after spending time with her. Hoping the same for you!

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    1. Bethany,
      I love that. It's been so very good to be here. So, so good to see that sister of mine! And to laugh until we cry! :)

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  3. I love that paragraph about Graeme saying he doesn't want money. The sweetest! I also love that you got a day to spend with your men today. But I love love love the most that you are flying to see your sister whom you haven't seen in THREE YEARS!!!?? Sarah. Amazing. I can only imagine. Will be thinking of you and hope the trip (from the airplane ride on!) is wonderful.

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    1. Shanna,
      I know. I *know*! Isn't that the sweetest thing to say from Graeme?

      I have to admit, I feel a little nerdy and lacking in my math-- I figured out that it's really been 2.5 years instead of 3. But still, 2.5 years? Crazy! So, so good to be here!

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  4. Hey hey i live in Charleston SC only 4 hours away! Greenville is a great city! I hope you enjoy every moment with your family :)
    Praying for safe and sane travels! :)

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  5. Amy,
    I love Charleston! I wish I had time to go there this trip! I actually have a very funny story about Charleston from when my husband and I were dating-- I'll have to pop by your blog and tell you! :)

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  6. So sweet and touching story you have there. Those boys are truly adorable and huggable too. Same here, travel with kids sometimes makes me nervous especially when they get tantrums while travelling. There are times that I couldn’t handle it anymore just wanna scream. But then, they’re just kids. And it’s our duty to be a little more patient. Whew!

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