I really did enjoy our visit back in Plainview. Though we no longer consider Plainview our "home" we still enjoy getting to see our family, especially when we have the time to visit everyone and not be rushed.
Zach and I took advantage of the six hours with little radio reception to talk to one another, really talk, which isn't something we are able to do very often. We talked about a lot of things - our future, our visions for our ministry, the paths that led us to where we are now, and where we see God working in our lives. What a great relief to know that we are both on the same page on most of these issues. I really have found my soul mate.
Another great moment was when we got to share some of these revelations with our dear "sister" (not by blood but brought together by God) Erin. I can not wait to see what God has in store for her and her future husband.
Keeping on with the randomness of this post I would encourage you all to read Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. I have only made it through about half of this book but I think about it often. It's not the type of book I would usually read but I am glad I picked it up.
Zoe had a great birthday. She got to have a sleepover with her cousins, something which she has been asking for for a long time, and eat lots of cake. So much so that she was turning down ice cream. I think she is struggling with the idea of being five and therefore, a "really big girl." The other night she was watching as I went to check on Noah after he fell asleep for the night (at 5:30 - I told you we had a rough weekend). She noted how I arranged his pillows and moved somethings around and then tucked his blanket around him. Later that night as I was putting her to bed she asked,"Mom, will you do with my blanket and pillows what you did with Noah?" I complied, though it wasn't necessary, and she was pacified. Last night when we told her to go to bed she asked again,"Mom, will you do to me what you do to Noah when you check on him?" Again I complied.
This got me thinking, though we grow older and less dependent on others sometimes we need to know that if we need it, someone will be there to take care of us. Sometimes we need to know that even when we don't need it, someone is there to let us know we are loved and cared for.
My heart is full and here's hoping yours is too.
My "really big girl."