So first things first, we had an incredible day of Thanksgiving. During the turmoil of the week Samuel was born and our brother-in-law, Kent Brantly, was fighting for his life, I kept wishing for a sneak peak to Thanksgiving to find out if we were ALL together, or grieving. I tried to imagine that day, with he and his family all together, and longed to see it come to life.
I have great pictures of their little family together but will save them for their privacy. Beyond the pictures, the memories of being with everyone together that only the minds eye can perfectly capture, during a year we have much to be thankful for, was delightfully overwhelming.
Samuel has a great big family that loves him, and it was wonderful to have so many other arms ready to hold him. He gets heavy and loves a good snuggle, so we all enjoyed the holiday. Why can't we feast, hang out, and count our blessings together everyday? Thanksgiving should really be a monthly thing...or weekly. Oh wait, that's what the Sabbath was set aside for - we have got to get that back in our culture!
Cutest. Thing. Ever.
Geoff will lead the group each day and Samuel and I will take one day at a time, sometimes joining the group, other days staying at our places of lodging together to make sure we stay rested and happy. With buffet meals provided and no house work available, I am very much looking forward to some sweet time with Samuel.
Stay tuned for updates from the Land!