I get to work with clearly the most holy creations God has made. I get to spend my days having coffee with Moms who generally want you there, with kids who like to see you show up with fun activities and make baby-steps with them, enabling them to feel proud of their accomplishments. That's it. I get paid for this? Lord, when I get to heaven, can I spend half of eternity doing the same thing? Can I run and play with them and ask them all the questions I wish they could answer me here on this planet? The irony of their "value" here in our society is typical of a secular world. The first shall be last and the last will be first. I have been blessed to spend a good bit of time with a group of lawyers and then a group of kids like Ainsley. Kinda funny how the world values those rich men and women with Esq after their names (no offense to those lawyers out there, but you get my drift - especially those that are SO DANG IMPORTANT) and I have spent time with Father Ho Lung and Father Gregory in Kingston, both of whom are not as well known as Mother Teresa, of course, but they are Jamaican versions of her. Ainsley brought a ton of love into this world and the well-dressed lawyers with vacation homes at the beach ... well, let's just say I am grateful to have these experiences.
Kevin is going to Boston to work Sox game today so I am incredibly jealous, ugh.
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west." Isaiah 43:5
October 27 - found Grace October 28 - sent LOI November 20 - PA March 2 - LID June 25 - LOA July 14 -- I800 approval August 31 - Travel Approval September 9 - Travel to get Gracie September 13 - Gotcha