Next Monday, Tim and I are taking my parents to the airport as they head out on a visit with my brother and his family. There are 4 grandkids - all adults - and 3 great grandsons to visit, two of whom they haven't seen in person yet! My mom is anxious to hold those sweet boys!
The Sunday after they leave Emily will be heading south for a week to attend a youth conference. She is excited to see what the Lord will teach her during this time. I will work her days in the store.
My parents will get back the day before Emily does, and that is also the day that Kayleigh and Kamryn head south on vacation with Kay's dad and stepmom. She is excited.
So I think my head will be spinning more than usual as I keep track of who's coming and going and when and where and what am I doing? Listen, if I say stupid things during that time, just overlook it will you? Thank you.
When I was a growing up I always wanted to be a wife and mother. God granted that wish so wonderfully, and yet I never dreamed we would have such a span of ages and that after almost 25 years of marriage I would have 3 school age kids still! The blessings are many and I believe I will never go through empty nest syndrome. By the time Kyle graduates from school, my granddaughter Kamryn will be a teenager and I am certain to have many more grandkids by then!
It seems as if tourist season has kicked in here finally and that is good for the store! I will be in there tomorrow. It is very different than my everyday life to be in the store in the city, but I like it. I get to talk to new and interesting people, work on purchases, plan for the next season....
Life is busy, but I think that is how God wants us to be. Busy with His work and focus on people, being involved in their lives, helping them, encouraging...It is interesting to me that God gave Adam the blessing of work, before the Fall. And the example of 6 days to work and one to rest.
The weather has been beautiful here but is about to heat up! July is on its way! Half the year is past already...soon we will all be talking about our fall plans and decorating and getting our kids back into the school routine....
We really are blessed. Kyle and Sarah are Lyme free, by the way. I think I forgot to mention that!
My life is busy and crazy and full of these delightfully goofy people. Blessings abound....