Russ and I are heading out on a short road trip this morning with Dimples. A friend who used to work in the cottage at Dimples’ program invited her to come visit for a few days. Dimples is beyond excited. Not only will she see some of the adults who were integral to her life and path toward healing, she’ll see some of her friends as well. One of her closest friends has a family now (!!!!); they’ll get to visit and have fun outside of the more structured environment where they met.
This trip is very healing for Dimples. The counselor who invested so much in her wants to continue being part of her life; this is very powerful for a girl who has experienced so many fractured relationships. We are deeply thankful.
The older kids are holding down the fort for the day so Russ and I can spend a few hours in Spokane using a restaurant gift card I’ve had for nearly two years. Russ has a Cabelas gift card that has been on our bathroom windowsill for well over a year that he plans to spend too.
Unfortunately, there is a winter storm warning in effect, so if the snow looks serious, we’ll have to forgo that part of the day and head home.
One last quick thought and then I need to get ready to go, Christmas was wonderful. Truly, truly – we all kept marveling at how well the day went with our kids from “hard places” and the rest of the crew. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better day. I’ll share more soon.
I have this book tucked in my bag just in case I get time to read; I gave it to Molly (Katie’s sister) for Christmas and told her I wanted to borrow it when she was done. I’ll let you know what I think.
Have a wonderful day, friends.