till Ryan comes home from Peru. I can't wait! Jack and I have been going at it alone for the last 5 days, and we are more than ready to him back home.
I tried to fill our days with activities and friends while Ryan was gone. Jack stayed busy with lots of play dates and mom stayed busy at night with lots of movies.
We spent our Saturday with my childhood best friend. It is such a blessing to have her within an hour's drive. Who would have guessed that two home schooled girls who used to dream of their first kiss, first boyfriend and being married by 18 ( come on, we were kids. That sounded so old to us) would be 17 hours away from our home, yet an hour from each other. We both are married to wonderful men and we both have kids. Faith has 2 beautiful boys, 5 and 3 and the new little lady Lily who is almost 5 months old. Jack fills in that missing 1 1/2 year gap of ages. At dinner, Reuben, the five year old, asked Jack if they could be friends, because he really wanted to be friends with Jack. Jack very seriously answered "Yes". Faith and I were so touched. Our little boys would be friends, how we were friends.
While Jack and I hung out with friends, Ryan has been impacted by the people of Peru. He has met former presidents, spoke at prestigious universities, met with wealthy business men and the chambers of commerce. He saw the richest part of Lima. He also spoke at one of the poor universities, next to the countless shanty towns where the poor come to the city to make a living and end up in a shanty, even more poor. He saw both worlds of Peru and was greatly impacted by both. I am so excited to hear all that stories of what happened. Ryan feels like God strategically placed him there for the week and I am excited to see what doors will open.
While I do most of the cooking and the cleaning, Ryan has things that he does that I had to cover. They are all things that I have done, or used to do, but in the rhythm of life, Ryan has picked them up. Like, feed the cat. I forgot. Oscar let me know, but I don't know how long he was without food. He was probably out of food for like 3 minutes, cause he is needy like that, but still. Oops. I had to clean the litter box. I had to take the trash out. I had to pay some bills. I had to take out the diaper pail. I had to change every.single.diaper. I gave all the baths. Jack was none to please with me during bath time. Ryan gives the baths. He always has. It was one thing that he could always do, especially when I nursed, so I did all the feedings for a long time. Apparently, there is an order to bath time. I messed that order up. Jack was not happy with me. He looked at my like, "Lady. This is not how we do it. We say bye-bye to the toys first. Duh. Don't you know anything?" I guess I don;t.
So, the world will be back in order tomorrow. We will all be complete, back together again.