Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Musings from Missouri (part 3)

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The day before Lucy's moved up surgery date, Monday, Nov. 8th was another spectacular day to be outdoors.  Sunshine, warm and windy at 68 degrees.   Knowing we're going to be "hospital or house bound" the next few days, we drove about 20 minutes from where we're staying here at Haven House to to see the Gateway Arch here in St. Louis.  Daddy and Lucy took the ride/walk up to the top of the arch (because of Mom's fear of heights, she gladly waited at the bottom).  Daddy reported that Lucy girl loved looking out the small windows all over St. Louis and other parts of Missouri!  This girl obviously does not have the "fear of heights" thing goin' on like her Mama!
We then lollygagged around the historic museum at the base of the arch.  We enjoyed looking at the beautifully displayed artifacts of early American history.


G-o-i-n-g U-P!!

Big girl wants to sit by the door

Peeking out the small windows at top of arch

On the way back from the arch, we pass the zoo and at Lucy's biding we made a second visit to our animal friends.  The zoo was open for one more hour and the weather was still so beautiful so we put our girl back into the stroller and enjoyed visiting several exhibits we missed on our first visit.

We loved the seals!

Whoa is that cascading water I see?

S-n-a-k-e-s!!!  YUCK!

tight hugs when it's a critter she doesn't like up close!

This is one BIIIIG turtle!

Boa constrictor

With surgery in the morning we headed back to our home away from home for our supper made by the lovely "Miss Georgia" (she cooks for the guests of Haven House - breakfast and supper - Monday through Friday) and to get Lucy Kim bathed and to bed early. We had been told to report to the hospital at 8:15 a.m.
Dear Miss Georgia!
This is a little sitting area outside of the dining hall  at H.H.

I'd love to learn more about the history of this wonderful place "Haven House," Merle noticed this on the side of the building?!

Here is one of many sentiments from those who have stayed here that was written and posted on an employee's door.  This place is truly a haven to those families in medical need.  This family is very grateful!

After tucking L.K. in for the night we chose one of the reading/listening options we brought!  (Don't judge :)

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