This past weekend was one of the most unique and blessing filled weekends we have had in a while. It all started Saturday evening when Kevin got home, he came in the door and said I need to talk to you quickly. I got kinda nervous because he looked serious. He said that John (a co-worker at CfA) had asked him earlier if we could keep a soldier in our home for the night, he had hosted him the night before. This soldier is walking, yes walking, from Tampa, FL to Los Angeles, CA raising awareness and funds for widowed women and orphans of fallen soldiers. My first reaction was "no" because you just can't trust people these days. We decided to look him on the Internet to see if this was legit and quickly found that he was a believer and everything John had told us was true. We really felt led that we needed to do this and did not want to miss out on one of God's many blessings. Kevin quickly went to CfA, where the guy was eating and picked him up and brought him to our home. Now the boys did not what to expect. Connor's first reaction when I told him what Daddy was doing was to run and hide because he was scared of the soldier. He was thinking he was like a Knight and would be carrying a big sword....I have no idea where he got that from! I reassured him he was nice, at least I was praying so, and told him the soldier was sort of like a policeman (like his Pop). When Kevin arrived with Matt, the soldier, the kids quickly welcomed him to our home - probably a bit too much. There is so much to tell about the evening we spent with him that you should probably just check out his blog post about us here. To say the least it was quite a night and one we will remember forever! The next morning he went to church with us and then we took him to Jim n Nicks to eat lunch and then Kevin dropped him back off at CfA in Leeds for him to continue on his journey. Matt is also on facebook if you would like to follow him on his adventure.
Here is a picture of the guys while we wait at Jim n Nicks
Now on to Sunday after lunch....Kevin came home after dropping off Matt and I remembered (with the help of my father in law) that Kevin had talked about taking the older boys to the Harlem Globetrotters Show that was in town. He quickly rushed out of the house and was planning on buying tickets when he got there. This was not in God's plan for us because when Kevin got there, there was a radio station guy that had 4 tickets to give away! How awesome is that!! Kevin was able to buy the boys each a basketball and they had them signed by a few of the players since we were not out the money on the tickets. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures to show the great time the kids had because in all the chaos Kevin forgot the camera....oh well there is always next year! So that pretty much was our weekend, very busy and very last minute - which if you know me at all that is so unlike me!