This past week, from June 3rd-June 11th, Keith's sister Kim, and her three boys; Nathan, Philip, and Jack were here to visit! It was fun getting to reconnect with this part of our family, whom we rarely get to see. This was really the biggest chunk of time we've ever been able to spend together. Nathan and Philip are twins, and we vividly remember Philip attending our wedding 18 1/2 years ago as a little baby with his mama. Nathan and daddy Duane had to stay back home in Georgia at the time and hold down the fort. Well here we are nearly 19 years later and these boys are all grown up and graduated from high school. It was a blessing getting to see all God has worked in their lives over these years. Seeing the young men they've turned into reminds me to keep chugging along with my own children, knowing God will be faithful to sharpen and hone their skills and abilities, but most importantly that HE will grow their love for Himself as they age and mature.
Our nephew Jack is quite a different boy from his twin big brothers. While they are creative and intellectual, Jack needs to be moving, running, swimming, or have some kind of ball or bat in hand most of the day. He is all athlete. He reminds me a lot of my own brother at the ripe old age of 11. Though I didn't spend as much time talking with Jack, I know my girls loved spending time with him out in the pool, playing the Wii together, and just being hilarious with him. It will be fun watching him grow up and seeing what God does in his life.
Since Mom B. died in December, we have to work a little harder to stay connected with family. She was the heartbeat of the Bunting Family, to be sure. We are soooo grateful that Kim and her family took the time and money to invest in coming to see us. It is no small thing!! WE LOVE YOU!!