As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Personal Question

This weekend was exhilarating, exciting, and extra special.  It was also exhausting.  All because of five honored house guests who were here for the weekend. 

Those honored house guests were our nearby grands: Gavin (9), Maddie (7), Owen (5), Benjamin (3), and Alaine (20 months).  Their parents (my daughter Kristin and son-in-law Brian) had never been away from the children since their first was born.  But their youngest is such an easy-going baby (and has always had a special bond with her Gran), that this seemed to be the right time for them to take a just-the-two-of-them excursion.  Kristin tentatively asked us this past winter if we thought we would be up for such a weekend, and we quickly agreed to it! 

In between lots of meals and activities and chatter and giggles, I snapped a lot of pictures.  I had planned to share some of them in a special edition of Sunday Snapshots.  But tonight I am just too tired to choose which ones to share, let alone decide how to group them or present them.  Which leads me to a laugh we had over the weekend.  

As we finished dinner on Saturday evening, after a day full of activities and outdoor play, I was feeling the ebb of my energy.   

"Who's pooped?" I quizzed my dinner companions. 

Gavin's head jerked in my direction and, with eyes wide (obviously thinking that I was asking a very personal question) he said, "Today?!"

I love that boy! 


  1. Hahahahahaha... Too cute.

  2. Cheryl, that SO funny! (I can imagine how "pooped" YOU were.) Sounds like a fun-filled weekend. Hope you have some time to put your feet up today!

  3. LOL! What a blessing it is for your daughter to be able to go away and not worry about her kids! And good Grandma and Grandpa time too :)

  4. That is so funny! It sounds like you all had a Lot of Fun!! I know you enjoyed every minute of the time you guys shared together!! I am sure there will be talks and laughter about that special weekend for a very long time!! Look forward to seeing the pics!! What a big blessing for Kristin and Brian to get away and know that their children are in wonderful,loving hands!!

  5. Silliness. How fun!
    No wonder you are exhausted. But the kids will remember the weekend forever.

  6. I love it!! These are the moments that re-exhilarate. God bless Gavin!

    What a special time for both you and your daughter. I pray that my kids live close enough to 'take advantage of me' when I have grands.

    :) Debbie


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