I told the boys to stay where they were for this photo, so I could take a pic on my phone and Kobe said 'it's the whole family!'. I reminded him that Noah wasn't there, and he then said 'he's with Heavenly Father, remember!!!!' (like I may have forgotten! :)
We thought we'd head back later at dusk to see if we could spot some penguins coming in. It was such a beautiful night. It was still warm and there was a full moon which looked amazing on the water.
We've had the loveliest time away and it's been nice to just get away from everything just for a little while. Aaron said today he wasn't looking forward to going home. I wish we could just be on holiday like this forever, but unfortunately life doesn't happen like that.
We've had lots of fun, but in the back of our minds is always thoughts about Noah. This morning I heard Kobe tell Jay 'Eden can't come home because Noah died' (Lisa and Gary get back this week from the USA and Kobe can't wait to see Eden). I think it was his way of saying that Eden was away when Noah passed away, and he is thinking she may not know about it. We don't think that Kobe thinks about it very much, but he obviously does. Tonight Harri said we should invite the Woodwards around for an 'early tea' so we can then take them to see Noah's grave afterwards because 'they haven't seen it yet'. Harri has thought a lot about Noah down here, and for some reason he has been thinking about him even more tonight.
Even though we have thought about him a lot while we have been here and missed him so much, it's also been nice to be able to have some fun days with the boys. We are so grateful to our friends who let us use their shack. We feel very blessed and know that Noah would be happy that although our hearts are sad, we are choosing to see the good in life and make the most of our holidays together.