Tuesday, January 3, 2012

littles and olders

It has been a busy week.  We have visiting friends staying with us for awhile.  The Bundles are having fun playing with their age-appropriate playmates.  The pairs have acquired the names "The Littles" and "The Olders" for the time being.  There is something so comfortable about living in community with people you know and trust.  We wish they could stay forever.  Or buy a house down the street.  Maybe some day.  In the meantime, I have come to discover that the dish fairy does exist and lives in Florida most of the year.  Our Brita pitcher is magically always at full capacity and the play room is tidy every night before bed.  Of course we enjoy their company too. ;)

Little, Older, Older, Little

We had a fun New Year's Eve weekend with our friends here at the house playing games and eating appetizers with all four of us staying awake almost until midnight.  Mr. S. is back at work again in the City and we hope to see his face once more before he has to return for the second half of his yearlong deployment.  God knew my good friend would need the distraction of being here right now but the reality of the long road ahead for her and their two young children is heart aching for me to watch.  We were thrilled that he was able to be home for his R&R at Christmas.  The two bonus weeks he had tacked on to be in our area for his boss's time at home was a huge gift.  J and the kids will be hanging with us for the next couple of weeks until M flies out.  Please pray for their Little and Older as well as their brave Momma in the new year.  Hurry home, M!

On a positive note, our time together as families has been precious and God has shown more than one answer to prayer this past week.  He is working.

Needless to say I have wanted to write and am now only getting the chance (My Love has been home and off of work since Christmas) because I fell asleep shortly after the kids went to bed and am now wide awake.  Perhaps this is my opportunity to post something.  I have much to share.  Stay tuned...


amanda said...

For the last four years Chris is away at the youth pastors conference for a week in January. Every year I am reminded of my many friends who are in the military and have had to have their spouse away on deployment (most for a year) and are being the single parent for the time being. I admire the strength that I have seen in each and everyone of the spouses that has been at home with the kids. I act like a week is the end of the world. ;)
My heart goes out to J and will be praying for her, the kids and her husband as well.

Persicke Family said...

I love hearing how your lives continue to intertwine with this precious family. Please let them know that we will be lifting them up in prayer this coming year!