Though it seems like we wouldn't be blogging while out of Portland, here is proof otherwise. We're back to sharing a computer plus are staying with friends and on the road--all things that keep from regular blogging. I do so love this community and miss it when I don't get to check on how things are going. There have been some new referrals this week with Gladney (always exciting) and it's fun to read about everyone gearing up for the blog union in a few months.
Abe is going to wake up any second and Ted is walking out the door to have a mold made of his head (all in a day's work) so things here may be short. Abe got to meet more Rooneys this week when some of the Texas Rooneys came to Los Angeles. We cooked burgers on the deck and got to hear Susan tell one of my favorite stories, which you can catch the end of here and probably guess pretty easily what came before, especially with Ted's helpful illustration:
I think my favorite thing about this video is the adoring way Abe watches Susan, then jumps in joy when she smiles his way, most likely the boy's first crush right there.
Abe got to go swinging for the first time this weekend, which he was just thrilled about:
It looks to me like he should have a scepter in one hand, glass of mead in the other (whatever the heck mead is), and his harem behind him attending to his every need as he oversees the kingdom.
See, it's really not all happy-happy, joy-joy for Abe. That deadpan gets me. It'll be interesting when he gets to that stage of pulling this face as a teenager. He's got the weird expressions, goofy ones, and boy oh boy has he already mastered the deadpan disapproving ones as well.
I've been thinking a lot the last few days about that verse about how God puts the lonely in families if we let Him (italics mine)...lots of thoughts there, little time to write them down. The prevailing thought has been about how we think of that verse mainly in terms of orphans being put in families but how so often it's the other way around. There are a lot of grown people out there, lonely and in need of family. And how sad it is that so many of them have maybe even forgotten this need by dulling that sharp pull with distractions, with career, with affluence. We need each other, that's for sure.