"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Auntie Penny's visit

Emily wrote on her Facebook page (earlier today) this quote from Winnie the Pooh!: "How lucky I am to have something (someone) that makes saying goodbye so hard". What a poignant and fitting description. We weren't even back to the car yet after saying goodbye in the airport when Sam said "I miss Auntie Penny, who votes that we go back in and get her?!"

We are so thankful that we were able to have almost a whole week together!  Several of the kids (and Penny too!) commented that it felt 'just like it used to', when she would come visit for a long weekend, tell stories, hang out and we would all enjoy her company greatly.  It's been three years, I think they all felt like too much would have changed to just "pick up right where we'd left off" . . . but God is so sweet and we truly did just pick up where we'd left off.  What a blessing!  (Now to get Grandma Shirley or Taylor out here for a visit . . . )

Some highlight pictures: