Last Monday night, we decided to go to the county fair on a whim. When you each bring 4 donated items to the local shelter, they provide free admission.
We brought our good friend Zeke.
Of course, they want to ride horses like this! I am very happy to take their wallet and mobile phone to watch!
Silas really wanted to go to the Ferris wheel with me. I don’t like the rides brought by trucks, but when your 12-year-old child asks you to ride the Ferris wheel with him, you will agree!
We are back from the expo. This is the sweetest!
We painted the room!
He is sitting up more and more! He still needs a lot of help, but he is making slow and steady progress!
All treatments are really important!
Last week we also started to return to the youth groups of the church! We missed it! (Both Jesse and I helped lead a group.)
You will never guess what happened last week!
We took Silas, Kierstyn and Baby D to a new coffee shop. After we placed an order, the lady behind us asked us a question about Baby D. Come and see, she has a 10-year-old daughter who also suffers from Down syndrome and cleft lip/palate! ! ! This is the first time we have seen a person with two children! (It is very rare to have these three at the same time.)
I can’t even begin to express what a gift and encouragement it is to talk to someone who has walked this way before and has such a wealth of wisdom! Also-she is a local, we exchanged contact information! !
The crazy thing is: we barely went to the coffee shop that night. We planned to leave early, but something happened later, and I said in a frustrated way: “Let’s forget our coffee dating ideas!” Jesse was like, “No, I really want to continue!”
The woman told us at the end of our conversation that she shouldn’t be there either. But God carefully arranged what happened at home, so we were an hour later than planned, and the woman stopped while she was doing so that we could get to the coffee shop in the same 10 minutes!
This is a reminder to me that God is in the details and I can give him the big and small things in life. The sometimes frustrating delay or interruption may be the hand of God at work to allow the sacred date!
Also, look at what the barista wrote on my coffee cup: God has caught you!
Today-in the hard and beautiful, in the unexpected and ordinary, in the interference and waiting, in the change of the plan, in the things that may be frustrating-remember this: God has got you!