It started off like any other day. But we went to run some errands and I smelt the awesomeness of fresh cut grass for the first time this year. That is one of my favorite smells! I would have to wait for another month at least in Provo for this to happen. While we were out Lucy was actually a really good girl, despite Monday when I almost put her up for adoption. In fact she was really, really cute. Ill talk more about her cuteness in a minute. But as we came home a little lizard was on our porch to greet us home. But at least I got to show Lucy before it ran away and for the rest of the day Lucy kept yelling "Wizard where are you?!" and "Hey, where the wizard go?" We ate lunch and took a nap and Lucy actually slept in her "big girl bed" like a CHAMP!!! Man talk about a solid from Heavenly Father! I was unpacking more of the kitchen and Lucy kept going out the front door by herself, I couldnt make her stay in. I walked to the open door and found Lucy sitting on our little stool in the middle of the sidewalk looking down the sidewalk at the little kids playing. It broke my heart. She just wants some friends SO badly. She gets so sick of hanging out with me all day. I could just see her longing for them to come over and talk to her and being to nervous to go over to them. So of course I couldnt make her go inside with me while I unpacked so I stayed out with her. This. made. my. day.
As we were out there the little boys on their scooters that she wanted to play with noticed her and came riding up the sidewalk in front of our house over and over. Lucy kept yelling "Hey boys!", "Boys, Im Wucy King!" and "Woohoo boys, a wizard over here". It was hilarious! So then I could here them plotting something and I heard "...the girl in the pink shirt" then they came riding back up. As they passed the first one did a little tiny jump on his scooter as he passed. The next one tried his hardest to do a wheely and the last (the best one) as he passed he winked really big at Lucy. It was HILARIOUS!!! Then when they came back they did the same tricks and the last one instead of winking, raised his eyebrows up and down at Lucy. I think we are in trouble! Then they stopped and we chatted and Lucy found some little buddies to show off too. It turns out that so far, Lucy is the only girl (that isnt a baby) that is in our direct neighbor area. 7 boys (that we know of) and Lucy. Yep, we are in trouble. But the best news is the dad of 2 of these boys came over and introduced himself and his kids. One of the boys is 4 and the dad said that he doesnt get along with boys his age very well but REALLY gets along with little girls, esp girls younger than him. That he gets really protective and big brotherly. So Lucy may have a new best friend already! Also everyone is so nice here. WAY nicer than in Provo. We have only been here a few days and feel more welcome then maybe the whole time we were in provo!
Yesterday was a great day. A tender mercy that is for sure. I think the Lord knows I really needed those little moments to really give me a boost.