Sunday, June 20, 2010
Father's Day Weekend
This weekend, we finally came out of hiding and visited with a few people. On Friday morning, we watched the USA match at the Hammers' house with several friends. Noah got to meet some new buddies of his, Caleb, Amanda, and Jonathan (such cuties). Saturday, we got to visit Josh's grandma; it was her first time getting to meet Noah. She's had a bit of a rough couple of months, and with everything that had been going on with us, we just never got a chance to visit. In the afternoon, Patience, Jordan and Eliana stopped by to visit on their way to the Eastern Shore. It was our first time seeing them since the boys' birth, and it was so good to finally see them. The kiddos eyed each other warily while visited, and we can't wait to set up future play dates, and hopefully see them again soon. As the only other people we know to have gone through this, they have been so kind, so understanding and so wonderful to us throughout this whole ordeal. We know we couldn't have made it through without them.
Today was not only Father's day, but a big day for Mina's family - Brasil soccer! We headed to Lucy's house to watch not only the Brasil match, but the earlier New Zealand match as well. Needless to say, we were pleased by both results. While we were there, Noah and Maya got a little more acquainted and played (or maybe more wary staring). There was lots of family time, and we had tons of fun.
At the end, it was a mostly good Father's Day - yet bittersweet. We can't forget that one month ago today, our family experienced a loss we can never truly recover from. It was a good day - but we remember our buddy Charlie and how much we miss him today.