This past weekend, Troy was a great sport to accompany Silas and I to Indiana for what was originally going to be a reunion with some of my physical therapy school roommates, but turned into seeing high school, undergraduate, and adoptive friends as well. It was a very busy weekend, but there is nothing like catching up with great friends. I love how it’s so easy to pick up right where you left off with good friends you haven’t seen for some time. God has definitely blessed me with great friendships at each stage of my life.
We started off the weekend at the above cutie’s house! Her mom, Susan, and I were roommates where I completed my undergraduate degree. The cool thing about the cutie above is that she and Silas came home on the same plane together from Ethiopia. Talk about a God story. Yes, her parents were called to adopt from Ethiopia as well although they used a different agency. They got their referral months before we got ours for Silas, yet we traveled at the same time. So two girls who met in college, who ended up becoming roommates, who moved to separate cities after college, who both felt called to adopt from the same country, had their children come home at the exact same time. ONLY God above could have orchestrated that. I love it!
Next stop was to spend the night with two of my PT school roommates(in picture above) and their kiddos(Troy opted to stay at a hotel:). From left to right you have Silas and I, Nicole with her daughter & son(on far right in the orange shirt), and Maureen with her two boys on her lap. Maureen was a great hostess and we did lots of what we always did best in PT school, EAT! Let’s see, I think there was consumption of homemade bruschetta, homemade salsa/chips, monkey bread, cookies, etc… We definitely didn’t go hungry. This was the first time I have seen these girls since our wedding almost eight years ago. What a blessing to reconnect if only for a short time. I was able to capture a few pictures of the kids below:
We then headed over to the Alexander family’s house. They are a beautiful family that we met during our adoption of Silas. They used the same agency as us, and they brought their twin daughters home from Ethiopia shortly after we came home with Silas. They have three biological sons, their two adopted daughters from Ethiopia, and they are in the process of adopting again from Uganda. This couple is making some amazing sacrifices in order to bring more children into their home, and we are truly blessed to know them.
Silas enjoyed the sno-cones AND the sandbox at the Alexander’s house. It was fun times washing his hair that night:)
She wanted me to capture a picture of her blue tongue!
Silas enjoyed the activities Tisha had for him to do!
We left the Alexander’s and spend the night in a hotel. On Sunday, we woke and headed to the Children’s Museum of Indianaopolis where we met up with one of my childhood friends and her family. We enjoyed the museum for about three hours before having lunch and heading back home. We could have easily stayed all day because the exhibits were wonderful. I captured a few pictures below:
So that wraps up our weekend. We got back home Sunday evening. Silas was pretty exhausted but he napped for much of the car ride home which was great! As I have reflected on the events of the weekend, I realize that I am one very blessed individual!
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13