My sister-in-law Cindy just spent five days with us.  She was visiting from the East Coast and totally blessed our family. 

First of all, since I’m on crutches, it was so nice to have another adult around to drive (I can’t do that yet), to help with Lucy, and to play with the kids.  Since my first grader is on Easter break, it would have been a real dud without Aunt Cindy’s visit. 

With Aunt Cindy, he got to:

  • Pick out books at the bookstore
  • Eat at favorite restaurants like Original Pancake House, Cheesecake Factory and In-n-Out
  • Go swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Visit the USS Midway aircraft carrier

Without Aunt Cindy, he would have done…hmmm.  Whatever he could have done with me sitting in the house! 

My sprain isn’t healing very quickly so I’m in a soft cast and boot.

So God provides – when we have a need, He comes through.  I had no idea I would sprain my ankle before my sis-in-laws visit.  We canceled a camping trip and had a staycation instead.  And it worked out just fine! 

When things don’t work out as you plan, trust the Planner.  God can and will make another way!

To all the aunts in the world – thank you for investing in your nieces and nephews!  You rock!  After Cindy left, Ethan was a puddle of tears. 

“I want Aunt Cindy to stay!”

Your investment in the kids in your life is much appreciated!

Arlene Pellicane

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