We have been watching the Olympics, mostly our favorite events......like diving, gymnastics, some track and field, women's beach volleyball, and for me synchronized swimming. We can't mention the Olympics this week without the whole Ryan Lochete drama....but I will not give it much time here. Just saying, his behavior is not a representation of all the athletes, but only a few.
Last Tuesday we headed up to the Twin Cities and visited my sister who raised me who continues to heal at the rehab center. We met my sister Janelle at Gr. Jo's apt. where our son Mark helped Joel fix her bed headboard/frame while our grandson Noah helped Janelle with a few things.We headed home later in the afternoon and hit a pretty heavy rain storm that had us going down the Interstate at less than 30 miles an hour. Yikes!
Speaking of kids and grands we had a short visit with our daughter Sarah and her son Jonas this week. He is getting so tall. And speaking of tall, we received a text photo of our grandson Eli, Kevin's son. He is starting 8th grade this year. We also received a picture of our oldest grandson Evan who is starting his senior year. I won't share that one here because his football shirt states where he lives and the world at large can read my blog, but he is one handsome young man. We have another granddaughter who is a senior too. In just 10 years all our grands will be 18 or older. Yikes!! Time marches on!
Jonas age 8 with mom
Eli age 14
When we came home from Minnesota the tree guys had been here and removed the big limb and the dead apple tree that was way too big for Joel to go after. Everything was all cleaned up tidy. Joel was disappointed to have missed all the action, but I was happy to not be around for their work.
We went to the deli and had supper with friends on Wednesday night. Three hours later we headed for home, long after the deli quit serving. We had a lot to catch up on. God made us for relationships. Not just with Him but with others. We are not meant to be alone.
I have been reading a book called, "Forever Ruined For The Ordinary" by Joy Dawson. It is about hearing and obeying God's voice. Joy Dawson and her husband were New Zealand Missionaries, and she is a Bible teacher, and a conference speaker. She is probably in her 80's and is quite a character. The book certainly has my attention as Joel and I desire to hear more from God. What have you been reading?
Until next time..............