Sunday, May 31, 2009

We were home this weekend, with the chance to enjoy many of our loved ones. Noah's grad party was a beautiful reminder of the many remarkable, loving people we share our lives with. Who share their lives with us. We are unfathomably blessed.
We then got to spend this afternoon eating amazing leftovers and enjoying the fellowship of family. It was a refreshing 24 hours, which was as close to perfect as it can be without Shepherd. 
God willing, the next time I go home, I will miraculously be bringing a very special little boy to join in the overwhelming love.

Noah & Lance
Mimi & J

My sweet boy and I enjoyed relaxing in the warm summer night and listening to the band (Uncle Merl's band played at his party)
Nana & Pais 

These are from this afternoon with the family
This picture cracks me up. Just look at each of their faces. They say so much.
Aslan: Let Go!
Anna: Come here my cutie pies!!!
Haddon: Just make this thing spray water!!
Anna love

Do I really need to say anything? This is PRECIOUS!!!
At first Haddon wasn't sure about the big water slide.
At first.
He warmed up to it quickly.
Haddon's other beautiful little mommy/cousin
They don't need sisters. They have cousins
He was saying "grrrrrr" trying to turn the faucet back on for more fun

More cousins
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 "1For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2a time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3a time to kill, and a time to heal;a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4a time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6a time to seek, and a time to lose;a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7a time to tear, and a time to sew;a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;8a time to love, and a time to hate;a time for war, and a time for peace."


Sylvia Goode Basham said...

Precious memories. Beautiful kids. Sunny day. Life is good. God is great!

carol at A Second Cup said...

One of the things God has shown me as a I observe His plan for Shepard unfold is that crisis doesn't have to define who we are. That we can choose to enjoy the good God allows even as we walk through the difficult.