We played a game last night with Raelee – Tombalo. Everyone has sticks they have to lay according to the card drawn and build a damn. If you get the 4 stick card that has a beaver on it, you lay 4 sticks and have to balance a beaver on top. Raelee was over the moon when she got a beaver to stay without toppling the whole dam! She won the first game. She loves to play it, loves it when we sit down and play games with her. I know the boys used to love it when we just sat and played games although one of them who shall remain nameless liked to cheat! Haha! He grew up to be a very honest young man. Both of the boys are.
Daniel and family are getting ready for a move to Greece with a transfer for a leadership position with Samaritans Purse. We are very proud of him. He is excited but a little sad to be moving away from Africa, where there hearts have been for many years. But he knows Greece isn’t the end, God has many plans for them and for us it is very exciting to see them play out. (And flights from there to here – here to there are cheaper than from here to Niger. Good to know!)
We had rain last night, and lightning, so we had a little curly headed visitor in our bed again. I’ve told her the thunder and lightning will probably last now for at least a month and she can’t get in bed every night because our bed is too small. So she lays in the little spot that my feet don’t reach! Then there is the cat – scaredy cat I call him. He doesn’t like the thunder either so he wants to climb in. I’m thinking we may need to get a bigger bed but Christian says we just need to kick out the bed poachers! I tried to tell Raelee no last night but then I remembered that she won’t be a little girl forever and I don’t want her to think we disregard her fears so I relented! Time goes by too fast when it comes to kids growing up and I have already experienced the lonliness of a mother when her children get too big to hold and too proud to climb in Mama’s bed so I will hold on to her childhood as long as I can!