We are back from some much needed rest and relaxation ( AKA- vacation). Our energy level was very low and we were in great need of having our spirits re -energized . It was so nice to be able and spend some time with Paul and Meg. Because of their school schedule we only get to see them once or twice a year . The girls love spending time with them . Alex and Taylor also spent a few days with us relaxing .
On our way home from vacation we met with an amazing family . Their
daughter ( Rachel) is also waiting for a heart transplant . It was so
nice to talk to another family who is going through the same situation
as us . Their strength and courage was very inspirational . I know God
puts people in your path to help lift you up on your journey and for us
this was just what we needed !
We also stopped to see Ed's twin brother Jim and his wife Amy and
their three children ( they also have a daughter from China . Hope,
is actually from Mary and Emilia's province , Hubei ) . Teresa wasted no time makig herself feel at home and playing dress up . She LOVED being a southern Belle .
I can not believe summer is almost over . In less than 2 weeks all of the girls will start school . I really love having them all home, but for the first time in 26 years , I will be childless for 4 hours each day . ( Teresa is starting kindergarden with Gemma but will only go to school half a day because of her health ) . So I will have 4 hours to myself , I can hardly stand the wait !
Here are some photos of our VERY WONDERFUL summer . It went by way too fast ! Praying God will bless us with another wonderful summer next year and ALL of us together !