With the persecution that so many Christians are enduring in the world today, I don’t take such freedom for granted. I’m very thankful for this great country of ours! We are blessed!
But today I want to share… today… a moment now tucked into my heart forever.
A few weeks ago…
We celebrated Dz’s 16th birthday with him in L@tvi@. In my mind our day was simple, but it started with a birthday banner hung near his bed and a candle in his breakfast cinnamon roll brought to him as we sang. And even before the gifts were given, he told me, “I’ve never had such a good birthday”. (Yes, that kind of difficult joy.)
The birthday book was brought out again. His understanding of English is growing quickly and he’s determined to know it upside down and backwards before we can blink. So at one week home, I read to him, this favorite story that I’ve read time and again to all of my kids…
And praising God for the blessing of your prayers. Thank you friends! His faithfulness to answer is far beyond my ability to write of it.
It is 3 am in L@tvi@ and I can’t get back to sleep. A good time for a blog update. We’re snuggled into a little apartment with extra blankets. It’s cold here. And we’re sick. A 14 hour plane trip is miserable when you have a cold. But we’re glad to be here nonetheless. L@tvi@ is quite beautiful. There were many many trees and meadows, with splashes of fall colors as we travelled 2 and a half hours by car from northern L@tvi@, to Dz’s home town, and the location of our orphan court, in southern L@tvi@.