If you were on your death bed, your last dying wish would probably not be to have had had a better car or that you had spent more time on your favorite hobby. It would probably be something to do with relationships and wishing you had spent more time with your family, deepened your relationship with your wife, or spent more time with your children. Instead of waiting until something tragic happens, why not start today? That has been what we have desired to do.
David’s sister Sarah has been ministering in a ladies prison in Florida for the last ten months. The ladies she ministered too were graduating, so we went down to give a charge as well as to help celebrate. Dad Keller wanted to take us all out afterwords for a nice time at Silver Springs State Park.
David’s Family also came down so both of our mother’s were present. As you can imagine, Paul enjoyed all the attention.
Paul was fascinated watching all of the fish and plants go by underneath the boat.
The Silver Springs are really the tributary to the Silver River. Massive amounts of water come from these springs.
Mom Waller paired up with David’s sister Sarah for a fun double kayak ride.
There were many sites to see including a sunken boat with lots of turtles nearby sunning themselves. Alligators lurked in the shadows making the trip not so relaxing to those who are less used to Florida wildlife. We spotted at least seven gators.
Priscilla’s brothers jumped in a canoe with David’s brother Matthew and went off exploring.
On our way to our date night we got to stop off at a special site.
Here is a plate of sizzling gator tail. Yum!!!
Ya’ like my shades? Paul keeps us laughing!
Sisters, Anna and Priscilla with their children.
After our very brief time in Florida, we went up to Nashville for a Family Conference. The Waller Family, Keller Family and Duggar families were all there. Michael and MacKynzie enjoyed spending time with their cousin Paul.
David had an intense game of basketball on roller skates. The added challenge kept us all laughing.
Josh was one of the speakers sharing on how to pass on the vision to the next generation.
It was also a huge highlight to have the whole Waller family together, especially with David’s sister living in Canada and other siblings spread throughout. We were so glad we could snap a quick picture though.
We took a little time afterwords to just enjoy time together.
As we were touring about, we noticed these distinguished looking guys and got to talking with them. We found out that one with the tie is the director of the zoo and has been in charge of it for the past ten years. It was encouraging to hear of his heart for families to be drawn together in learning.
Do you believe Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created…” ?