"Can you imagine," they say, "Aunty Agnes coming and running up to give us a big hug... And what about little Louisa. Can you imagine giving her a cuddle? And what would Aunty Susan or Aunty Julian do if they saw us? And what about Alo? And what about spending time with Uncle Ian and Aunt Nadia and playing with Jono and Karlyn and, oh, what about a big cuddle for Caleb, and can you imagine driving over all those potholes again?"
So, meanwhile, as we await that future, we continue to be happy with the blessing of the present in many ways -
Ashlyn welcomes her newest cousin into the world, a beautiful blessing, little Levi William:
Shiana and Ashlyn loving the blessing of a pet, our Jojo:
Enjoying the blessing of wide open spaces to run and play games with our dog:
This past week I have been blessed to finally have a chance to pull out my sewing machine (now that I have it again!) and transform this old stroller (which we picked up in Canada at a garage sale for 2 dollars years ago), the fabric of which was breaking, tearing, fading and falling apart.....
.... into this. And making it yourself means you can make some changes, like ensuring I am able to pull every piece (made from fabric) off the stroller and throw it into the washing machine - hopefully it will be able to stay cleaner than the old one, parts of which could only be pulled off by unpicking the stitching (I only did that once!!!). The seat of the stroller is removable and doubles as a doll's backpack (I just used the straps from the old one)
Ah, the joy of small blessings!