For the duration of my husband's trip to Africa, we have chosen to stay with family in Astoria. My Sister and brother in law have graciously allowed us to "intrude" in their home. We are trying to spread our time evenly between the families. Grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins...we are spending days with each. We brought Winston with us and he is behaving like a champ! He travels well, for which I am pleased!!
We have gone to the Astor column, the jetty at the ocean, and even drove past our very first house that we owned! A drive down memory lane took us to the Dairy Maid ice cream shop in Warrenton where we all had chocolate/vanilla swirl cones. We still have several more days here in Astoria, ending with a birthday party for my dad, "papa", who is turning 60!!
We are checking off the days in my planner until Dad and Anna get back. We are anxious to see them again as we miss them terribly!! We are praising the Lord for their opportunity to be in Africa and also for them to be able to spend some "daddy/daughter" time in London. The airlines have been a bit difficult and schedules and flights have been changed and then changed again! We are now back to the normal arrival for which we are thankful!! At first, they were rescheduled to leave a few days later, then, a different route would bring them home a day early, but with a shorter layover for daddy and Anna, and not in London. Instead, they were redirected to Brussels, Belgium! Well, through prayer, they are now back to going to London (yay!!) and getting home on the same flight as in the beginning!! Though, I am selfishly sad to not get them back a day early, I am happy for them to get their time in London!! God answered prayer (my own included) and for this I am thrilled!! God rewarded Anna's good spirit she had at the change in plans. God truly loves His children and delights to give great gifts as they serve and honor Him!!
Well, for now, I am saying good bye. We will return soon!