HOPE: The assurance that our future is secure, that God is God and come what may, He loves us in a life altering way.
So for the Watson family living in hope looks like this at the moment.
Don is back at work and enjoying meeting some newcomers. He comes home for lunch every day and we have been making the most of our time together. Truly I love this man more than I ever have.
Jack has recommenced school and is settling in well to Year One. He regularly brings home frogs in his pocket that he rescues from the toilets and drains. He also now has a Broad Banded Sand Swimmer (Lizard) that he looks after. Between that and the ant farm, we are constantly on the lookout for moths to feed them. Most nights at around 11pm Don can be found in his boxer shorts swatting and catching moths on our back deck.
Sam is beginning Kindy tomorrow and will be attending three full days a week. He met his teacher on Monday and we have been busy preparing all that he needs to take with him. He has been counting down the sleeps until he starts. He is at the pinnacle of happiness at the moment. Healthwise he is very well. He walks through the shops with me, plays on the playground at Jack's school in the morning and still has a rest at lunch to see him through.
I have organised a morning tea for Congenital Heat Disease Awareness on the 20th of February and have commenced another Avon campaign before we go away. I am looking forward to using the time while Sam is at Kindy to organise our home more and organise my heart and head also.
The days here in Longreach have mellowed to not quite reach 40C, and the mornings now have the freshness that has so long been denied. With that reprieve from the stifling heat has come a renewed sense of God's presence, vitality and our love for one another. Surely this was God's plan in postponing Sam's surgery. I look forward in anticipation for more of His blessings, as we walk this road one day at a time.