When we arrived in Columbia Saturday afternoon Uncle Greg and Eli were out at the street to greet us. Heather stepped out onto the front porch and greeted us "Hey... I feel like we're normal people, getting to see family twice in a month." So cute, so tough, so true...
We had so much fun together in our (approximately) 42.377 hours with this crew. What a joy they are! Sadly, my camera just seemed to out of reach for a few of our fun things (probably related to my mini-breakdown Sunday morning about how many things we've left scattered across the states we've passed through, how many of my needed possessions I'm missing, and how far we are from any normal routine for our family life!). At last I got out the Nikon in time for our last park run...
|(I'm pretty sure this kiss would pass for both "unforeseen" and "sloppy wet".... what a silly song! |
Thanks for educating us, Greg. )
|we love this beautiful family... and in our eyes there are four to love|
|Auntie Heather and Da Boys|
The grief still strikes deep.
Thank you for sharing your life and your joy and even your grief with us, Grether. It is truly, radically amazing to see you grow and grieve and give to others the HOPE you have because of Christ and the comfort you have recieved from him even in the midst of such sorrow. I hate grief, but its our reality in this fallen, will-be-redeemed world, and it felt so healthy to get to grieve with you. Thank you.
What a good visit with you guys. We love you so terribly, incredibly, wonderfully much!
To read more about Maelee, you can check posts from our blog in April (through summer) 2010 or at www.gretherfamily.blogspot.com .