On Friday we took the family to the beach for the day. I could tell Francis was a little hesitant about this trip and not too excited. I asked him if everything was okay and he brought up the fact that he doesn't exactly swim. I tried to offer encouragement and give him several options of things to do at the beach besides swim. When we finally got to the beach, it was a "red flag" day and due to strong currents, beach goers were not allowed to venture into the water any deeper than their waists! Just one little example of God taking care of a potentially awkward situation and keeping everyone in the same boat. I loved it!
Today we all went to see the final Harry Potter movie and then Dad took Francis and Lemuel to the YMCA to play some basketball. I'm sure when they get home they'll want to watch "Naruto" or some karate movie on Nexfiix before bed and eat the last 6 chocolate chip cookies in the tupperware.
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE describing the normal events going on over here because each one is made more precious with Francis home. I dreamed about having him home and in our "normal" family doing "normal" things for almost a year and finally - it's happening! No drama. No behavior "issues". No sibling jealousy (well, maybe a tad but that will be saved for another post). No major adjustment problems. Just us living life and seeking to please the Lord in the little things while looking for His guiding hand in the big things.
|Lemuel and Francis bury Elliana|
|Lem and Ezekiel|
|Ezekiel and The Kuya|
|Francis, Lem and Elliana with their boogie boards|