Thursday March 21, 2019

Song of Solomon (Song of Songs) 2:11-13 for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Happy Spring! Today marks the first day of spring, hence the beautiful reading from the Song of Songs. Winter is gone and now begins new life to the earth. I do love spring for this very reason, all of the trees and flowers that were dormant are starting to look alive again and there is a promise of more to come. With each new bud there is a new hope for tomorrow, something to look forward to in the coming days. As a family we have a lot of new opportunities ahead of us, we just don’t know what they are yet! We have seen a few new buds with the possibility of new careers, but I am sure that there are more to come.

The kids must have known the Bible verse for today because they were amazing today. Anjali got invited to help out with the Kid’s Club program that FFR facilitates in Budila (about 30 minutes from Braşov) with Steffi. Jeff went to the hospital and I stayed back to teach David and Lucia. With all of us going our separate ways today I realized how much I am going to miss our family being together all the time. Yes, there have been many times that I want to strangle my children and I am sure they feel the same too, but I am really going to miss how much we get to be together. I get to experience their silly voices and games, their obscure thoughts, and their love and joy for life because I am with them all day, every day. When this year is done and they go back to school I will only see them before and after school and when they don’t have activities in the evenings. I know that we will all be ready for our own space and our time away from each other, but this year was such a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with my kids, as a family, before they grow up and really go their separate ways. I am so thankful for this opportunity and the strength that God gave to both Jeff and me to follow through on His calling.

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