After that gorgeous hike (that I gushed about in the last post), I got to go greet these two kids after their work:
Max is working for the summer with some kids with special needs, a really good fit for him right now, and Abby is working at Built (protein bars).
I loved getting to be in their stomping grounds and loving them up.
We went out to dinner and talked and talked and talked. Drove back to their apartment and talked in the car for another hour and a half. About men and women and roles and also Heavenly Mother (again…such an interesting topic for me right now!).
It was such a good conversation and my heart just filled up with so much gratitude for these two. Together and separate. They sure have their fair share of worries. Sometimes here on the blog I make it sound like everything is perfect and hunky dory, but everyone has their own boulders to overcome.
I slept on their couch (trying to utilize the time together as much as possible) and really didn’t sleep hardly a wink, mind racing.
In the morning we went to yoga:
Got acai bowls, walked around downtown and found cool stuff like this:
(We even happened to find my cute niece who is living there right now.)
I really wanted to take some graduation pictures for Abby.
Dave and I never did that and I think it’s a milestone that should be documented! (She graduated in Anthropology by the way…I know people will ask.)
But for the life of me I couldn’t find the graduation cap and gown I thought I had right ready back at home, so these are the pictures we came up with:
Ha! Not quite what I had planned, but that actually seemed to fit her better than anything else:)
(She and Max were both relieved when I didn’t really ask the other girl who was there taking pictures if we could borrow her cap and gown for a few pictures. Ha!…I really would have done it and she looked so nice she probably would have been happy to share 😉
We went to Abby’s favorite home and garden spot to marvel at all the beauty there and got the most delicious pizza before I had to leave them and head back to the airport. I left so filled up with gratitude that I got to be with those two, short and sweet, but with a bigger window into their life.
Love them more than I can say.