Well, I hope that some day this week I will get this blog posted before midnight. But it is not today. It’s been a busy day. It ended when Anna Roan and Julia finally went to sleep around 10PM and Lisa, Hernan and I started watching “3 Days of the Condor” with Robert Redford. It was supposed to be a thriller. But thrillers made in 1975 aren’t the same as thrillers made today. Everything was much slower. “24” really did change the way we look at movies and TV now as compared to back then. Anyway the movie turned out to be pretty good, but it threw me after midnight again writing.
I think this will be short tonight. We went to the beach today. It was 70 degrees and we let the girls play in the sand and run around in the surf. It was a lot of fun. We stayed for about an hour, and Anna especially, had a ball. I think all the girls enjoyed it, but Adair and Meleah were just helping Anna and Julia have a good time. After all, they live at the beach in Ft. Lauderdale. It’s a lot warmer down there. But they did have fun with the other girls. It was Julia’s first time on the beach and she went crazy. She has no fear, and once she felt the water it was all we could do to keep her from running out in it. She was covered inn sand when we left. In fact, she reminded me of the character “Pig Pin” in Peanuts.
Tonight we tasted the Coconut cake that Lisa had made. She used Julia’s receipt. Julia’s coconut cake was to die for. It was her most famous desert, and although she could cook many things, everyone wanted her coconut cake during the holiday season. She would only make one a year. When she made it, it sat in the refrigerator for at least two days. The longer it sat, the better it got. We had to have one over Christmas. It was tradition to leave a piece for Santa on Christmas eve. Julia’s receipt was handed down from her mother, and I think her mother’s mother. Anyway it has been in the family for a long time. Lisa made the cake this year, and I know that Julia left her the Coconut Cake Anointing. It tasted just like Julia’s. She would have been proud. Now the problem will be to keep some for Christmas and New Years. The truth is that Lisa and Jennifer both have more of their mother’s anointing than they even realize yet. My prayer is that someday they will realize what they can just step into. Julia paved the way and paid the price. But eventually they will have to step into that anointing that she left them. Sometimes I see signs, but there is still so much for them to step into. I have faith that they will do it, in time.
Well, the warmest day of our stay is over, now the cold returns tomorrow. That means more bundled up clothes as we ride tomorrow, well really today. Christmas is coming fast. I’m still praying for total healing for every one.