There are times that I could kick myself for not taking note of the things that happen in a day... not just "stuff" but the really special things that happen. Today... there were 4.
1. Today was uniform pick up day for the parents/caregivers for Lifesong students (pics to come... especially on Monday when they show up in their uniforms!) These days are always hard for some. Today, I got to be the "stand in" mom for 2 kiddos. 2 of the most amazing kids on the campus. It's such an honor for me to do that even though it seems like such a little thing.
2. Another kiddo who had recently had a death in the family came and spent some usual time at our house. He shared how traveling to a funeral, seeing his mother for the first time in 5 years was painful. He then shared how his mom would be traveling here to stay (in the compound) due to his step father dying. He's processing the fact that his mother has 5 children younger than himself... and why she hasn't cared for him for all these years. Jesus give me healing words.
3. An amazing conversation over dish washing... one that has been months in the making... one that only God could be orchestrating. (maybe more details to come another time) When love and true hearts desire is shared... it is good.
4. Last but certainly the one that makes my heart flutter... Z, before going to bed says "I want to be with you more than anything in the world." THAT, my friend, is why it's hard not to snuggle with the kid all night long. don't judge me.