We try to guard family time since it can quickly slip away. I think that is important even back home in Chicago but here the immediate nature of everything can make just being together, de-stressing, and having fun as a family get pushed aside. Last weekend some friends that live here invited us to join them for the day at a section of the island we had yet to explore and we could not turn the opportunity for some family time by the ocean, hanging out with them in the pool at their hotel, and eating food we did not have to cook or clean up. On the drive there a tremendous rain storm made us slow to almost a crawl and we saw the exact moment the power went out when lightening struck a power line and with a giant blue, purplish flash the line lit up. It was awesome! But no power was yet another reason we were glad to be away from home and enjoying some time together. We thought that it may rain on our parade so to speak but after about an hour (and one sweet prayer from a desperate to swim Anni Joy) it cleared up for a bit and we were able to enjoy the water. We also had fun trying out our camera to capture some local sights by the ocean. It did rain on and off but we still had a great day being together. Anni loves playing with their kids and their family also had parents visiting them so we all had a great time kid wrangling, talking, and being together.
our 2 families
Anni leaps in the pool…she can even dive(ish) now! (check out video)
how sweet is she?
women working with coconut husks
fishermen set out
a local woman digging in the sand for muscles
Always reminds of how powerful & real God’s promises are!