Sunday, October 22, 2006

Visiting Family


Wade had to go to one last day of work before he gets deployed on Tuesday. So I got to hang out with Annadeidra and the kids all day. It was dumping rain all day so we were house-bound. We had a good time playing, visiting, and loving on the babes. Wade really wanted to smoke some meat so he came home at noon and brought us charcoal and woodchips and asked us to start it. So I got a lesson in smoking ribs. It was fun and ended up tasting really good. Wade, Annadeidra, and I played some cards that evening and laughed a lot.

Friday morning we headed for Nashville. We were going to the zoo. It had been a long time since I had been to a zoo. It was a chilly day, but we had lots of fun walking around and looking at all the animals. Kyrstin was enthusiastic about all of it, from the monkeys to the snakes, the elephants to the spiders. The sun finally came out later in the afternoon and warmed us up. It was a great adventure to share with them.

Saturday Morning I said my goodbyes… it is always hard to leave family. And I think it is even harder to leave the nieces and nephews because they don’t understand time and the whys of things. And as much as I don’t want to think about it, it is hard to say goodbye to Wade knowing he is going to Iraq next week.

So it was with a heavy heart and damp eyes that I started west…

4 comments:

so-dak girl said...

Wow! You can sure twang the heart strings!
Great photos, great narrative, great little family you left in Kentucky!!
Safe travels to you as you head our way.

Lots of love,
Laila

ace said...

I'm glad you had that time with Wade and Anna. Thank you Lord for the moments you give us!

Marie VW said...

Where is the stinkin' tissue box when you need it....

rubyslipperlady said...

So wonderful to see and hear. Hope the rest of the journey is as joyful to your heart as this was!