We've been watching the days and they seemed so few. Especially in juggling all that our family has had going on. We have been given lots of opportunities to trust and walk by faith these last several weeks. Trusting that God is good and that His plans are better than ours. Even in the midst of challenges, we can see His hands at work and sometimes that is even sweeter than seeing His blessing when all is going well. Or maybe its just that it is more easy to recognize His hands at work when in the midst of trials.
As we were winding down our days of having Christopher home with us, one of Daniel's concerns is that he would miss his birthday ... again. He really wanted to celebrate his birthday with Christopher and so we made a little bit of a compromise and had a bit of celebration.
Christopher picked out his gift and hid it in the lovely sombrero.
More celebration. We made cupcakes and put lots of candles in them. Lots to celebrate - upcoming birthdays (Daniel and Alex), and the beginning of a wonderful summer project for Christopher and Alex.
This is what Christopher is taking for the summer. Can I just say that we fit an amazing amount of stuff into those bags?
As we loaded in the car to leave, Eliana was still sitting in this doorway. Sobbing. Just looking at us and crying. So very sweet and sad too. Christopher, know that we are all missing you already!
Please join me in praying for Christopher and these students as they spend the summer learning more about who God is and sharing His love with those around them! Please pray too for their families and friends are home - that we would know that God has a plan for us too. That ALL of us would grow in our faith whether we are home or serving in a new place. God has a purpose for each one of us and a plan for us right where we are. That is exciting!
I'm so thankful that Christopher has this opportunity and appreciate the many of you who are praying with us!