Last night, with the boys, we went up to our recently completed cabin, for a family sleep over. We had planned our first family sleep over for Friday May 18. The cabin is a special spot for us. We worked on it, on and off, for a year. This spring, Lydia was the driving force to get it done! She was Dad's helper, and doer. We were both amazed at her focus and dedication to completing this project.
James has retreated to the cabin a few times over the past weeks, as it is full of memories of time spent with his girl.
Lydia had a sleep over with many girlfriends the Friday before her accident, and I am so thankful she did. Last night was our first time having a family sleep over. We missed Lydia, but we enjoyed playing manhunt/tag with the boys, roasting marshmellows, and reading Catching Fire aloud at bedtime. Life continues. When Lydia is able to join us, one of the first things we will do together, is have a sleep over at the cabin. Until then, we entrust her to Jesus, knowing that He will return her to us in His time, and she will be His gift to us. We will be the Herrle5, together again.