8/12/08

Life is Good

Aren't these guys handsome? It does seem that JJ has just passed up his dad in height, but they wouldn't do the 'back-to-back' thing and let me measure....

We had the most blessed summer and it was wonderful to have JJ home. He was able to work with DJ out on the site (DJ builds large homes) and they carpooled (or truck-pooled). JJ learned how to use a few new tools and DJ was able to introduce his son all 'round. What summer job could be better than that!

Thankfully we have our friends here from Up North and we're out and about all over Sunny for the next few days --- or we would be very, very sad. We still have some tears inside, but at least we have a good diversion. Master Max moped all around the house yesterday as JJ loaded up his stuff into the car. But then we got out the "Happy Machine" to grill steaks for dinner. Max went to bed quite happy.

And we know JJ made it to the first stop on his journey just fine. We knew he would, but you still like to get that call. We know he'll get there in good shape and have lots of fun on the drive out this week... Just like we know God has all his days planned out and He will be with him always... God even knows who is actually the tallest in our family...

5 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

It really does get easier over time. Blessings, marlene

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

You are an awesome mom and I love to see such a great relationship between you and your son. It gives me such hope. Thanks for sharing and I can't imagine the day that mine stands taller than me. Although that shouldn't be hard being that I'm rather short. :)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Nick leaves Sunday, but he won't be going far. What a difference a year makes regarding my feelings in the matter.

peace~elaine

Amy said...

I think JJ wins.

Makes me sad reading your thoughts, hopefully Jesus returns before my kids pack off to college (actually, I pray for His return before the whole teenage thing).

Beloved MaMa said...

JJ has really grown into a very handsome and amazing young man. You should be very proud!