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Sunday, July 22, 2012
12:34 AM | Posted by Jenny | Edit Post
You can't keep a good woman down! Esther spent the last couple days sleeping pretty much non-stop. But now she is back to the land of the living and she was excited to MOVE! At first she would take a step and fall down, wobbly from the previous medical drama for sure. But she is a determined little girl and pulling up led to taking steps again. She is getting her physical strength back but her spiritual tenacity is at full throttle as she started singing her "Jesus is HERE!" song again.
I celebrated my 17 year anniversary to Mr. Christ-like Bradcito with a surprise of flowers. Sebastian and Brad conspired to bring this about. We had a Skype date that was pretty romantic considering we are an ocean apart! Anyone that knows Brad knows that he is just a giver....of his time, heart, love, money, and every resource God has given him. He treats me like a queen every day, so it's no wonder I have this princess complex.
This maggot extraction counts as homeschooling in my book. While it is disgusting on some level, it is also strangely satisfying to watch those nasty buggers exit the body. While Sebastian wants to go into law, he is also pretty good with a pocket knife!
And while Sebastian was living every 16 year old boy's dream at the orphanage guest house and got to sleep with his mom for weeks on end, it was a special gift from God to have his own room here and have this awesome man of God be his father-figure for a season. These two shared a love for Jesus, theological discussions, literature, Christian rap, and other manly type things. (he was also our impromptu ambulance driver for Esther!)
And Esther has really enjoyed having other ladies to hang with. She mostly enjoys just snuggling and humming.....
But last week she did get to experience her first shot at cooperative play with a certain little 3 year old. This sweet family left today to go back to Texas after being here a couple months on a family missions trip. They taught us a lot, including the handy little phrase "y'all" which I actually used for the first time in my life when I was in full-drama mode telling officials things like, "If she dies on my watch because Y'ALL didn't....." which seems much more authoritative than "you guys" which we prefer in the midwest.
It really is going to take some Christmas miracles in July to get Esther out of here in a couple days, but Jesus never rebuked people for having too much faith. What amazed Him was all the fear, doubt, and unbelief that was prevalent amongst His followers. So I'm going to go full out child-like and ask my Father for some outrageous stuff. I think He enjoys our cooperative play with Him!