Our Family

Our Family
Benaiah, Justin, Melinda, Abishai, Keturah, and Jared

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Day 84 A Surprise Visitor

Well, you'll have to read to the end to find out who the surprise visitor was and the story behind it! But first, today was a typical day, so here it is in pictures.

Abishai loves wearing Daddy's sunglasses on the back of his head!

Little Man is a walking machine! He doesn't crawl much anymore!  And, he's wearing a summer outfit not because it's warm out, but because I want pictures of him in the clothes the other boys wore and these will be too small before our actual summer comes in July.

First time having his own snack in the living room and he did great!  I love the little peeking fingers here.

I didn't explain on yesterday's blog post that we have these great Resurrection Eggs that we've used for 10 years or so.  Each of the eggs contains something that symbolizes a part of the last week of Jesus' earthly life through his Resurrection.  For example, a die for the die cast for Jesus' clothing.  A cup for the Last Supper.  A spear that pierced his side.  And the golden egg is empty to represent the empty tomb.  It is well worth the $20 I paid for it!

One of the two best moments of the day was when the kids asked me if we could read one more chapter tonight of "Little House in the Big Woods."  Leave it to good 'ole Laura Ingalls Wilder to provoke this response from children who usually respond with, "Do we have to?"  This is from the set I read as a kid too!

And finally, last but certainly not least: our surprise guest!  I don't have a picture, but I was waiting on a friend to stop by when I heard a knock on the door.  Instead of the one friend that I was expecting, it was another friend, Laura!  This fun loving crazy friend was trying to pick up something from another mutual friend "in town" and they had somehow missed each other.  So, Laura asked to borrow my computer/Internet to check out what happened before she drove the 40 minutes home.  She had already stopped at a couple of other friends' houses first, so she was very intent and making this happen!  She was apologetic, but I was pleased as punch that somebody would actually drop by to ask for "a cup of sugar."  Why? Because close friends are hard to come by these days.  And maybe it's a romantic thought, but this introvert loves to be a friend who can give in another's time of need.  I haven't had many opportunities to do that, here on PEI or back in Indiana.  It's just not a part of our culture to ask and receive help without it being highly organized.  I don't know if I'm expressing it well, but it totally made my day for Laura to stop by like that.  I can't stop smiling about it!  And not just because she's a crazy mom like the rest of us who sometimes gets communication wires crossed.  But because she would even consider us close enough that she could drop by unannounced with a need I could help with!  She just makes me smile.  And her crazy, chili powder eating toddler.  (Sorry, I still LOVE that story, Laura! And just you wait, Abishai is going to be the same way!)  Bottom line: to make a friend, BE a friend!  And soak in those friendships because they are few and far between.  I love you, Laura!

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