Sunday, June 8, 2014
It DID Get Better!
Yep! BOTH kids are home at the same time!! (Photo from last year) This Mama is over the moon! And just last night we had another incredible rain. Roads under water and washed out and dirt tanks spilling over and draws are running. From what we COULD see, we had from .4" to 3".
Lots to be thankful for. Our cup of blessings truly runneth over...in many ways!
Our girl came home after Finals and it has been so nice having her here. Then our boy flew home on Saturday for his post deployment leave. He's been in Okinawa since September.
Lots of good, quality time as a family Soaking in every moment. Lots of teasing and laughing and cooking and eating. Firing up the smoker and the fire pit. Baking favorites. Its all going by much too quickly. Our girl had to leave on Wednesday. She headed to Colorado for a wedding and then turned around and headed to Lamesa to begin her summer employment. I know we'll see her at another wedding later this month, but I'm thinking she's going to be pretty busy in Lamesa.
She's been helping move and wean cattle. That means 4 am wake up calls and the mercury has been hovering at the 106° mark in the afternoons. Kind of wears a body out. On Wednesday, she was horseback at 4:30. Came back to the house at 9. Packed and left at 10. Drove 150 miles to her apartment. Packed again and left for Colorado...another 5 1/2 hours. Makes for a long day. She's young, but I'm betting she's still tired. She likes her sleep and with hours like that, there's not a whole lot of time for snoozing.
Our boy will be here for a few more days. He was excited to pick up a new toy he'd been saving up for, for a long time:
Yes, this Mama's hair is turning grayer with his newest acquisition, but I also know our boy. He's got lots of common sense and is a master at situational awareness. Still, I am stepping up my prayers and asking God to add another layer to the hedge of protection I've been praying for him.
He's wanted a bike for a really long time. This is a touring bike and he's planning on using it to decompress from Marine life.
I get that. Our girl has her horse. DH likes to shoot. And I've got my quilting.
DH and he spent lots of time discussing the details:
DH even settled in to learn the basics
We're excited for you, Son...and that pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17)... it's happening.