Sunday, September 4, 2011

Visiting the Isolated & Shut In

We've had a few really fun visits over the last week.  Our friends the Woods are in town and it goes without saying that we will find our way together before they hit the road.  Rebound and recovery did not stop the visit this go around.  Technically we did see one another, but so much is going on in both our lives, we just needed to connect and catch up.  

Derek has been one of Mireya's favorite people every since she was a baby.  Reya would allow very few people to hold her, but Derek was one that she would always open her arms to.  They had a very special bond, but haven't seen each other in such a long time.  Well time and distance didn't diminish that connection. Within no time they were connected at the hip, which little Ms. Nadia was not amused by in the least. There is always lots of smiles, laughter and comedy when we get together.  We miss having them here.   The parameters of the Military Life have seemingly changed, or perhaps it's just that I was not all up in the flow since I was just the military brat (i say that affectionately).  We are praying and believing for God's best as they prepare for the next phase of life in the military.  They joined us for the dance par-tay and the girls have inducted a new princess to the crew...little Ms. Nadia.  We had such a great time hanging out with them. 

We also got to hang out with our friends the Yangsters.  Our kids love, love, love getting together. The summer has gone by and we've only seen each other a handful of times. We grabbed their favorite chinese noodles (lo mein) and hung out for the afternoon until sweet baby girl Quinn was ready to nap.  Jalen and Tien were fully engaged.  They both love all things Star Wars and Legos so they had plenty to keep them occupied.   I don't know who was happier me or the kids.  Care and I sat and chatted.  We laughed, we cried and I got two baskets of laundry folded.  Now that's productivity!  It was so great to see Reya and Mays play.  She loved every minute of it and I loved that she actually had 'play time' with one of her friends. We've been so guarded with visits (rightfully so), it was so good to make arrangements for this time, mask, sanitizer and all. 


  1. what sweet sweet pictures Venus! It just warms my heart to hear that they are having fun with their friends! I know it makes you so happy :)