Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Providential Visit

Sometimes we think we've planned things out so well ... and then we discover that we were just fitting in with God's plans the whole time. This past weekend was a good example of that. Several weeks ago, we scheduled a visit with Eric, Kelly, and Omari, so off we went on a Thursday for the visit. During the drive there, Eric called to say that he'd just learned he is deploying in 3 weeks rather than in July! Once we got past the shock, we were so very thankful that the Lord had ordained our trip, for that particular weekend was the only weekend it could have possibly worked for us to visit.

So we had a wonderful, bittersweet time together, celebrated Eric's birthday, and enjoyed Omari over and over and over again!

One of Omari's favorite things is a balloon, and this windsock looks an awful lot like one!
For his birthday, Eric wanted to play 9 holes, so off we went to the municipal course. It was a beautiful day and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - even us non-golfing types!
Omari watches his Papa drive that ball down the green.
Omari and his Mama.
Look! There goes PapaJohn ... let's go, too!
We were celebrating John's birthday, too; and he celebrated big by hitting an Eagle on a Par 4! Woohoo!
And I saved the best for last - our little man of a thousand expressions bids Adios!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. I think I missed John and Eric's birthday. What is the deployment day? A Judy

Bonnie said...

Great photos. And thanks for the news.