Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Heartwarming Moments

Awhile back when Ivan and Abel were here, there were a couple of times that I couldn't resist taking a picture when I happened upon Abel with Dad and Mom. As my phone was all that was handy, the heartwarming moments were captured in a bit blurry form :) . . . .

Dad was doing some Bible study and Abel went and sat by him, snuggled up close, and asked what he was doing. Dad was using a concordance at the time so he showed Abel how it was used. First, he looked up the name 'Abel' in the concordance and then found the places in the Bible that 'Abel' is referenced (Abel thought it was so neat that someone with his name was in the Bible!) 

Dad read each of the passages aloud, explaining what they meant, about the biblical Abel's faith, etc. Abel listened intently and asked some great questions, too. It was so heartwarming to see them reading and talking about the Bible together with Abel soaking it all up!

Another special moment . . . Abel had woken up from his nap and had a long snuggle time with Mom which they both loved!

Yesterday, Ivan and Abel were here again, and it was an enjoyable day! Here are a few snapshots . . . . 

Their first time doing homeschooling all together! Leah is excited to begin helping with his homeschooling!

I was getting ready to make lip balm, and Abel came over right away asking if he could help. So we had fun making it together! We also worked with numbers as we measured and weighed out ingredients. Then when I measured in all the liquid oils, he carefully watched the numbers on the scale and let me know as soon as enough of each was in the pot. He loved doing that!

He's such a helper! Here he is helping Mom get lunch together by peeling carrots. 

The first day of spring felt almost like summer here! The high was in the low 80's, and partway through the day, Ivan and Leah took a break from budget planning and I took a break from work, and we, Mom, and Abel went for a walk (well, Abel went for a bike ride!) It was so nice to be outdoors, spend some relaxing time together, and soak in the warm sunshine! A pleasant visit with neighbors was an unexpected treat as well. 

 Riding on the driveway

And off we are down the road! 

We had a very hard freeze last week which killed nearly all of the open blossoms on the trees. Some though are just now breaking into bloom and it is lovely to see some of the trees covered in flowers!


  1. How nice to see your family photos, Sarah. Young Abel looks a real charmer and is obviously loving being part of the family.
    Blossom on the trees....so beautiful.

    1. I am glad that you enjoyed them, Elizabeth! He is indeed. :) He is such a special boy and we are so thankful he is part of our family!

  2. What sweet photos! So nice to see what y'all have been up to lately, and so excited for Leah and Ivan! And Abel looks like such a sweetheart!

    1. Thanks so much, Joy! I'll have to share your comment with Leah and Ivan. :) They are so excited and are counting down the days! Yes, Abel is indeed a sweetheart!

  3. Precious moments! xx


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