We have had a wonderful week with the Florida Heath's. Eating lots of great food, sharing memories, eating lots of yummy desserts and generally just enjoying time with family. Wednesday we had a great day at Cocoa Beach. We went to Ron Jon Surf Shop, ate at Grill's Restaurant and were able to see a dolphin, a sea turtle, and lots of pelicans. Then we went to the beach and had a great afternoon of relaxing on the beach, playing in the water, boogie boarding (it was as awesome as I remember), and walking along the beach. Other highlights include enjoying the Red Sox vs Tampa game (in spite of the Red Sox not winning) and a cookout on Saturday with the extended family in Florida and a few friends at church. On Sunday we had the privilege of sharing at Center Pointe, which is where Joe worked on staff for three years. Then we were able to have dinner with some friends from church. And those are just a few of the highlights that have made this week wonderful.
We have also started to try to go for two 30 minute walks everyday (see eating lots of great food and desserts above and needing to fit in the clothes we are carting around the country). It has been a good time to exercise and a unwind and also just take a few moments to reflect on everything that is happening. Our hope is that the pattern once formed will continue once we get to South Africa. Here's hoping (and trying :) )!
Tomorrow morning we leave Orlando and head to spend the week with my family in Creswell and New Bern, NC. I am looking forward to another great week. I am often overwhelmed by the awesome friends and family we have and the blessing we have to get to spend some time with some of them before we head to South Africa IN ONE MONTH!!!!!
Until next week remember to be present in the moment you are in....you can't get it back and it will be gone before you know it!