Monday, June 18, 2007

Beach Bums





I took the kids to the beach for Father's Day. It was only bittersweet since we could not celebrate with Kevin. We have had so many good memories at the beach. The kids had a great time. Noah is a true beach bum, he did not want to leave. He loves playing in the surf. There were lots of critters out this trip, we found a crab - about the size of a baseball, a starfish, and some really great shells. Caleb was very content chewing on the sand rake! Caleb is great at the beach. He liked sitting in the water and trying to chew on his toes! The only bad thing yesterday was that it was very very windy. So, our trip was cut short when Caleb could not fall asleep on the towel because he was not liking the wind blowing in his face and blowing sand on him. Oh well, he was a trooper for a nice 2 hour visit.
There was a complete scare on the beach as well. A family lost their little girl, a 6yr old. This is fairly common at this beach (that sounds bad!), because it is usually packed, and the case is that a family member took the child to the restroom, etc. and did not tell the rest of the family. So, everyone is called out of the water, police beach patrol are cruising the beach, everyone is looking for this little girl. Luckily she was found. Not sure what the case was this time. But I saw the mom hugging her, for a long time. My stomach was in knots when this started taking place, and my mommy-sense heightened about 10 fold. I just kept looking at my boys thinking I would absolutely die if I lost one of them. I don't think I would be able to function. I am so glad this family found their little girl.
On a positive note, we got orders!!!! YIPPEEE!!!! I am just waiting for them to email to me. Let me tell ya, that email can't come soon enough. Big scare last week, and I was told there was a great chance of us not moving to Alaska. Reason being, was that Caleb would not have access to a pediatric ortho for his foot. Well, after lots of talking with the Alaska med clinic ortho staff, they cleared everyone medically to move. PRAISE GOD! I knew from the very moment we sold our house, He was with this move. Every little drama has thwarted my faith and had me start doubting. I would try to fight, but always felt like I was not giving enough. Once again, my God comes through and it is so clear how we are meant to go to Alaska and no human person can stop that from happening. Now if He could only do something about Kevin coming home early......hmmmmm. Oh, how I wish.
So now the big thing is, can I get the military movers here before the closing of the house? As soon as I get orders in hand, I will know.
I can't believe we are moving.

6 comments:

Jillina said...

Soo glad your orders came through and that ordeal is behind you! Yippee! Oh but that means you really are leaving - sad...

Sweet pictures of the beach. Glad you had fun.

Katie said...

What a huge relief!!!! Do you think I'll get to see you the weekend after July 4th in Tennessee? I can't believe you guys will be in Alaska before the end of the year.

The Jacksons said...

Katie, still not sure about when the movers are coming. Will def know more tomorrow. I will shoot you an email as soon as I can find out something.

Cryssy said...

I do have to confess that I was a LITTLE hopeful that you'd HAVE to stay. But that little hope died everytime I pictured your face last week. I know how much you wanted and NEED to get these orders and I'm so happy you get them. Since God is listening so well to your prayers right now, say one that we might get those same orders!!

JPJ said...

Love the beach shots--as always, precious boys!

The Griffith Family said...

Hey Mary-love the pics. So cute. I miss the beach. It's too dang cold up here to enjoy the beach. We may still go. I have been on that beach and had the same incident happen while there. It is scary. While we were in Cancun-I lost Cody-long story but I can say I know how it feels. Take care and hang in there.