ISN'T THAT JUST BEAUTIFUL?
THE DADS PLAYING IN THE WATER WITH THE KIDS
BUILDING SAND CASTLES WITH THE NELSONS
We have been having such a nice week. A great dinner with my brother John and his family. It was so nice to have them to our selves and to have lots of time to visit.
A great dinner with our friends the Nelsons. He was the principal at St. Paul's our old church before going to the seminary. They are literally moving in 4 days to Green Bay yet they took the time to have us over and spend the whole night with us. It was such a nice time of visiting, catching up, and sharing our hearts about Samuel. It meant so much to us for them to have us over. We headed to the beach with them after dinner... it was a beautiful evening... as you can see from above, a gorgeous sunset.
Today we headed up to our old church to visit with some people. Right when we walked in we saw Heather, the sweet gal who made the photo book for me a couple of months back and had the Mother's Day card made and sent to me. She gave me a big hug and right away the first words out of her mouth were, "Your son is beautiful." Of course I lost it. It just felt so good to have someone talk about him first. She has been such an encourager to me and such a support to me since losing Samuel. It was so nice to finally get a chance to see her.
There is just something about being where you grew up. The cooler weather, the gorgeous lakes, and even the smell of the air. I just love it. I am kind of a nostalgic woman, but it has just felt so great. It has been such a treat to get away for a bit, I didn't realize how much we needed it until we were here a few days. I have seen Greg loosen up more in the last few days than I have in almost a year. It has been kind of humorous, but really good to see him acting more like himself.
We have some busy days ahead with family and friends. It does my soul good!