After church I was able to enjoy a lunch with my parents and catching up with my brother, niece and nephew. It was so good to be together with my family! Not long after that we drove to my younger brother's coffee shop to see him and his bride-to-be. It is an great little coffee shop called Brew Urban Cafe in Ft. Lauderdale. In between them serving customers, I was able to give them the wedding gifts that the women in My Bible studies sent for them. I wanted to have the time to explain each gift, how they were made and who they were from. Since the wedding day would not afford that time, I gave them the gifts there at the coffee shop.
It made me so happy to see that my brother and sister-in-law-to-be treasured these special handmade gifts and the generous heart behind them as much as I do. I am so blessed to have such a loving family!
After visiting with both my brothers, we got to visit with both of my grandparents. My mom's mom has had some recent health troubles, but when we went to visit her she seemed so happy and was even up and walking around. Seeing your great-grandkids can definitely bring a smile. Zeke was sacked out due to jet lag, so I just kept carrying him to and from the car as we went around visiting. He has had the most difficulty adjusting to local time.
Our next stop was visiting my Dad's dad. He was so happy that we were able to have a little time together. He said, "When you're over 90, you don't know how many more times you get to see people." Actually that is true everyday. None of us is promised tomorrow, so I hope to love people well today.
After all of that driving around and visiting we were all pretty worn out, but I was so thankful for the day. God has graciously blessed me with an amazing family and a special opportunity to be together with them for a little over a week. It is my prayer that I can encourage and love my family well in our short time together. It is also my prayer that Zeke will sleep through the night tonight!