Luke finally turned a corner after about 24 hours of sad, confusing, anger,fear and silence.
Sasha brought Joseph (who grew up with Luke in Ethiopia) over and Joseph talked to him and prayed over him in Tygrinia,
wow. it was beautiful to hear his little voice call out to God on behalf of his friend.
Sasha and I, so thankful to witness God’s work in these kids.
Luke later got to go and spend sometime with Joseph and his family, it was good, for him to see Joseph a step ahead of him, being home 8 months now.
Before he went to Joseph’s he broke the 24 hour silence with me.
He hugged me, kissed my cheek and whispered, “so sorry mommy. I love you.”
That was hope to me. That is what I had prayed for all day.
thank you, Lord.
I did not loose heart in it but I was close! it is normal but hard and scary. I know it may happen again.
Bringing in an older child is a very delicate dance, connecting~correcting~language and culture funkiness.
I’m up for it and ready. God has equipped me and is keeping me needing Him.
I’m committed to helping him heal, he’s my boy.
He loves peanuts! We ran out of them last night and I told him we would go to the store today to get more.
well, i just couldn’t make it happen today! He asked, “mommy, peanuts, store?” I hated to tell him “no, sorry! we need to go….”
He was nice and sweet and would say, “ok, mommy, ok”.
well!!! Tonight, my friend Penny sent over, via her son, a card that said “LUKE” and a bag of Cashews!!!
It was amazing and perfect.
He beamed as he read her note out loud. He laughed!!! ”mom! peanuts!!!! God peanuts! Thank you God!”
It was so cool for us all. ”God knows Luke! God knows!”
I know he felt so loved and cared for by that
He opened the package and dumped out half on the table and pushed them to me and said, “goodmommy, for you…yes, yes, yes, mommy, for you.”
oooooo, mega sweetness,
thank you God for the work you are doing,
in all of us