We waved goodbye to our kids this morning, tears running down my face, and an ache in my heart. But we had such a good time while they were here! And I am so very thankful they got to come to Florida and spend the better part of a week with us in this beautiful place, with beautiful weather.
Saturday morning, just about seven o'clock, the Dodge Durango came into sight as I was standing in the middle of our lot watching for them. I know my smile was as wide as it's ever been, seeing that blessed sight! My son, Justin, and his family were here!!! Let the fun begin!
The whole family was pooped, driving straight through from Ohio, well, all but about two hours for a quick nap, so Papa and I took charge of the kids, who had napped pretty well, and sent Dad and Mom for a bit of well deserved sleep. Grandbabies!!! We needed a grandbaby fix really bad!
And we spent the whole day hugging and kissing Riley and Maggie as much as they would let us. We took them to the pool and watched them "swim" and soak up the sunshine and laugh and as much fun as we've had there with others in our time here, it was the most fun we had ever had there.
During their time with us here, we went to the Shell Factory, which the kids actually loved more than I thought they would. We went to Fort Myers Beach, which was crowded due to Spring Break. We went to Sanibel Island and gathered shells, we went to the beach shops and bought silly souvenirs, We went out to eat, went for walks, laughed, talked, well, we just had a wonderful time together. And I miss them so much already!
I wish our two other kids and our three other grandkids could come too. I miss them more than words can say. And I know they would love this place, and we could show them a good time too. However, I am truly thankful for the blessings I have, and I just want everyone to know it.
The Lord already does, and now you do too!