* It freed me up to really be able to enter in to my times of teaching at mentoring at Kriz.
* It was the first time they have been able to visit us during our 4 years of living in Europe (2 years here and 2 years in Lithuania)
* It was the first time they got to meet their grandson, Alex.
* It gave me many great moments of "downtime" with them. So often when we visit them in the States we only have 4 or 5 days to spend with them at a time, and we work hard to squeeze a whole lot of special times in. (They live in Washington, about 2 1/2 hours from where we used to live in Portland.)
Oh, my list could go on, but I think instead I will let these photos tell some of the story of their visit here:
Oh how very thankful I am for their visit here!