In short, we went to America! And we’ve already returned. It was very short, and yet so good! Here’s to a short list of highlights.
We were there for Stephen’s newest niece’s birth! That is pretty amazing coordination of time that we can only credit to God, and we’re thankful. It was a gift to be there. Stephen also drove her to the hospital, because apparently that is our side job no matter where we live. Really, we were so thankful to be there and so thankful to meet (and hold! Skype cannot offer this!) the beautiful Piper.
With the rejoicing comes mourning, and it was a hard season for their family. Stephen’s brother-in-law & father of the newest babe was in the hospital for ten days just after the baby was born. We tried to help while we were there, and we’re really thankful for the time with family, but it’s hard to see such hard seasons. And really hard to walk away from them.
I feel like my sister & I’s smiles are looking quite similar in all of the photos here! Um, I mean this with my sister, Keri, although Hope & I share quite a bit of resemblance, too 🙂We went to a wedding which we were so excited to celebrate! It was just beautiful in every way, and we loved it. Thank you, Tim & Mal, for making it possible for us to be there. It was so fun to celebrate with you! It also included plenty of college reunion friendships, which is always a fun surprise!
And that, in short, was America this time around!