We're all really glad to have Steve back after 2 weeks of him being in England. We were thankful that he was able to go and be with his family to offer support and give a tribute to Pappy at his funeral. We were sad that we couldn't joing him and we all missed him immensely, but it is sometimes good to have times apart to make us realise how much we miss each other and to remind us how much we love each other and need to be together.
The girls both reacted in their own ways to Daddy's absence. Anya's nights became much more unsettled, and Nisha's behaviour went a bit hay-wire at times. (I just tried to make it through each day intact! I was very grateful to have Hilary's company whilst he was away) However, they too have shown their love for him in a greater way since he got back: Nisha doesn't want to let him out of her sight, and Anya just wants to beat him up all the time - her way of showing affection! Nisha is growing a lot in her relationship with Jesus as well and will often pray in a very honest and down to earth way - which often challenges us to imitate her childlike faith and friendship with Jesus. We have included a little video of her talking to Jesus before going to sleep that I recorded through the baby monitor.