November 8, 2001
This picture is almost exactly 10 years ago that we moved back to California, from Hawaii.
The night before we moved, we went to dinner with my sister and her family, my mom, and a mutual friend (who is in the picture below).
We all talked, looked at pictures from the time we were there, sang worship songs, cried, laughed, and cried some more.
To say it was an emotional night is an understatement.
My sister and I have always been close, but when we lived there for those eight months, our bond got even stronger, and the same went for our kids. You can imagine how sad we all were to be moving back even though God closed the door on our time living there, and opened every door for us to come back.
But, before I sound too depressing, my sister and her family travel to California frequently so we see them at least twice a year. Her husbands family is from here too.
So, back to this night.
It was getting pretty late and we had to be up really early to get to the airport. But, before we left, we all prayed together, and our friend Tony wanted to pray with the kids as well. So, this picture is of him with three of the kids. My other nephew was already sleeping by this time. If you look on the far left, you can see Eli cruising around, Isaiah is on the left, Miranda in the middle, and my nephew Joshua on the right.
It was a very special evening...