Yay! My parents are finally home! After two weeks of adventuring, the happy wanderers have returned. Intending to merely have a pleasure trip, my parents ended getting very involved in ministry both on the American and Mexican side of the border. After a week of that, my parents went to the Gulf for a second honeymoon. I'm very glad that they had such a great trip, but I'm also very glad that they are back.
There has been much to be thankful for recently. Aris has had a very good week. My wonderful husband built a bunkbed for the boys today together with a good friend. I'm thankful not only that we now have a bunk bed, but also for how talented and handy my husband is. When we got married, I really didn't think he was handy. I was delightedly surprised when he started moving in his tools and camping equipment. I am also thankful that our marriage survived today(it was stressful for me), and for wonderful in-laws that come to babysit so that we could have an emergency date. Thankfully we like each other again. :)
My list keeps going. Aris read a book in Chapters yesterday. Her reading is improving daily. I made bread with my kids today. Aris made a salad all by herself on Thursday and it was yummy. My kids are growing both physically and in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Today was crazy. I barely sat down. But even though today pushed my limits and my buttons, I am so thankful for all of the big and little blessings in my life. I'm also so grateful for the unmerited, freely given forgiveness that I receive after I blow it. And now, I'm thankful for my nice warm bed. Good night! :)