Last week was filled to the brim. I will admit I was bit stressed at the thought of leaving Calvin overnight. It was the first time I have been away from him for more than 3 hours. I wondered how he would eat, sleep, etc., etc...... But he did great. It is nice to know that he will be fine without me around every second of his day.
This weekend truly was a great weekend to be around such sweet women. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share with so many about our work in Central Asia as well as share a few things that Father has impressed upon my heart. There was also such great teaching and they also loved me by giving me my own room! It was AWESOME to take a shower without having to worry about Calvin waking up, or worry about him waking up in the middle of the night. It was such a restful retreat.
My dad came down to watch Calvin while Marvin went to work on Friday. Calvin loves playing with grandpa and my dad quickly saw how much he loves to walk around. It's his favorite thing to do now.
In fact today he walked holding my hand all the way from our car to the front of Dillons. He got a little distracted by the bumpy side walk in the entrance so I had to pick him up and carry him the rest of the way. I am so excited about the hand holding phase of life. There is something sweet about holding a child's hand. I love being able to let him walk places when we aren't in a hurry. He was smiling so big today when I let him walk. I am thankful for this time of staying at home with him.
Right now we are praying about me going back to work. We aren't sure what kind of hours Marvin will get this winter and he would really like to take another intensive class in January, so we have to save up for that one. I would really love to continue to stay at home and ideally it would be great to watch another child. I say one because our car probably can't handle more than one other child, we love our Corolla but it's not made to transport lots of car seats. We'll see where God leads us in this endeavor.
My sister even came for a visit last week. Calvin loved playing with Aunt Natalie.