I TRIED to write this past week, really I did. However, I never made it within ten feet of a computer. Now I know why my daughter started a blog and never was able to write beyond the introduction. :)
We had lots of fun together, it is always good to see Stephanie and have some "girl time". The four little ones were cute and we were able to bond once again. We also were able to spend much more time with our son-in-law than we have in past years since he didn't have to go on campus to work while here. However, there was also lots of headaches and cranky people as the kids could only go outside one day. My son-in-law's allergies to cats normally haven't caused him serious problems while visiting. This time they did so the poor guy was actually having asthma symptoms! They decided to leave for home one day early so he can... breathe.
However, that is what life is all about. We take the good with the bad and the pleasure within the struggle. Once we look back and sift through memories, they are of the good times. Well, perhaps J. will remember not being able to get a breath! In the long run, four children ages five and under did very well. Each child has such an individual personality and Grammie and Granddad enjoyed having them here.
Once the kids were put to bed each evening, I went to my bedroom and read so Stephanie could take The Mom Walk and her book about Jane Austin back to New England. I highly recommend The Mom Walk even to people who are not married or have children. It's really a book about the struggles Sally has gone through and how God has worked in her life.
I will be able to write more often although not daily until about a week and a half from now. This starts one of my busy times at the bookstore (ten to twelve straight days of working!). After that, I will once again work rarely for awhile.
I'm off for work now. Please forgive any typos and grammar mistakes!