We had a really sweet first Mother's Day together as a family. In fact, with gorgeous weather, we had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. On Saturday, we had a nice walk and Henry got to see his first t-ball game on the way. Then, after watching the high school soccer district play off, Henry got to play his first bowling game. Then he got to watch his first tennis as the boys and I played. What a fun day of sports!
After worship on Mother's Day, our family had a quick lunch in Olympia and then enjoyed the beauty of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Lacey. We saw so many birds, including lots of Canadian geese with their babies, a sea otter, squirrel, and rabbit along with the lush forest and farmland. One of my favorites was the long bridge over the area where the freshwater of the Nisqually River combines with the saltwater of the Puget Sound. And the weather couldn't have been more perfect!
The day ended with one of my favorites...Indian food! Henry had his first experience with it and really liked it. Besides pickles and just a few other things, he really will eat just about anything; which makes taking him out even more fun! I was blessed by the boys' own personal Mother's Day creations. Here is a photo of Henry's hand print flowers. He was so excited to present his gift to me on "Mommy's special day." And I was so blessed!
Once again, thank you for all your prayers, concern, and support. I keep saying that we have a long road ahead but honestly, we live one day at a time to make the most of and be thankful for. As Scripture says, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matthew 6:33-34, NIV). We are trusting God's timing and care for our Henry...His Henry...and so appreciate prayers for all the details, preparations, and adjustments throughout this journey. Much love to all!