Oh blog, my long lost friend - we meet again! I'm sorry that I have ignored you for the past month and a half. Life has been full...don't take it personal.
Shall I re-introduce myself? Are there any readers still out there? Hello? Anyone?
Hopefully I can get caught up on the ol' blog in the coming months. I sure do love to blog, but lots of other things I love fill up my days and it's pushed down on the priority list. I do what I can when I can - that's just the way it goes in this busy season.
I digress - let's move on...
In mid-April, John went with a group from our church on an international mission trip. The traveled to southeast Asia (that's about all of the detail I can give). John has been wanting to go on a trip like this for a while. I'm so glad he was able to go - it was quite an experience in so many ways. I admire the obedience and faith he had to do what he did.
He was apart from us for about 12 days - this is the longest we've ever had to be apart (for which I'm grateful). He left on a Saturday afternoon. Parker and I stayed here at home for a couple of days and then my Dad (aka Grandpa) came and picked us up and we went to their house in Fredericksburg for the rest of the time. When John returned back home, he took a day to rest and recover and then came to pick us up.
This was a new experience for our family so it was an emotional good-bye and lots of prayers.
Once he left for the airport, Parker and I dried our tears and went to play outside for the rest of the evening.
(I spy a little boy watching Daniel Tiger in the background)
We ate lots of yummy food, including one of our Fredericksburg favorites - Altdorfs.
The morning after we got there, we all headed to San Antonio for some fun at Morgan's Wonderland. It is such a neat amusement/family fun park. It was created and designed to meet the needs of those kids with and without special needs. It was awesome! Parker had a blast and it was really sweet to see so many children having fun no matter what their limitations were. Job well done!
Until we meet again...