One thing I didn’t expect on this vacation is that my kids would make such great friends with other kids.
The first day we were here we met another family from Rhode Island who had a little boy and little girl, Noah and Lillianna. Our kids were connected at the hip from the second they met.
Plus, you may not know this, but one of the names we love for a little girl (if we get a girl via our adoption) is Lillianna.
Jeff’s mom’s name is Lilly and my mom’s middle name is Ann so it would be a perfect family name.
Anyway, there was no doubt in my mind that we crossed paths on purpose. God’s purpose.
We ended up doing lunches and dinners together because the kids were inseparable.
Parker kept saying “Noah is my best friend in Jamaica!” It’s funny how kids can hit it off with other kids so quickly! I’d never dream of calling someone my best friend after hanging out for a day. LOL!
Unfortunately, they left a few days before us and to say that my boys were devastated…would be a huge understatement.
There’s been tears. And pleading. And more tears.
They don’t understand that Rhode Island and Illinois are not quite anywhere near each other. They keep begging for Noah to come over when we are home. I tried to explain that he’d have to take a plane to get to us, but they will argue me and say…
“Sooo. We took a plane to get here. Why can’t he just get on a plane and come over.” Haha.
Ohhhhh, if it were only that easy.
More pics from Jamaica…