Yesterday was Forever Day, but we didn’t celebrate, in fact we aren’t celebrating until tomorrow during Sunday dinner. You might wonder why I, a person who loves traditions and holidays, let this slip by. I’ll give you three good reasons.
1.Forever Day was very difficult last year. I wrote the post New Every Morning as I processed it.
2. Russ has been out of town for a week and returns this afternoon. I wasn’t ready for a disaster yesterday without him, and if it was going to be wonderful, I didn’t want him to miss it.
3. The kids don’t actually remember that February 24th is Forever Day, and since I didn’t write it on the big refrigerator calendar, they don’t know it has slipped by.
The best news is that the kids and I have had a decent week while Russ has been gone. He was at a conference in Hawaii. I am thankful that I feel truly and fully happy for him that he was able to go. I was anxious about him being gone so long, but the fact that we’ve made it through every day without too many challenges makes me hopeful.
There was one evening when I thought I might need to call a friend to come help me out, but we got through it. We talked, cried, prayed, and made it through the night. The structure of school, tutoring some afternoons, and Friday afternoons with friends, also helped ease the stress.
Sunday after church, we’ll have our Forever Day favorite, Honey Curry Chicken with rice. We’ll gather around the table and tell the stories of seeing our four Ethiopian children for the very first time. It is hard to believe the changes Jesus has brought in our lives through our children. It’s probably good that I didn’t know everything we would face – and I give thanks.
Only a few hours and I’ll be picking Russ up at the airport. I’m pretty sure I’ll cry tears of happiness and sheer relief when I see him.
If you missed the link on my One Thankful Mom Facebook page (“like” the link in the sidebar), you might like to see this video Isaiah made, when he was only 13, to celebrate Forever Day 2008. It still makes me cry.
Have a great weekend, friends.
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