"Rejoice in hope. Be patient in tribulation. Be constant in prayer." (Romans 12:12)
Sunday, April 7, 2013
How many kids are here?
This was the question that sent me into tears. I am not angry about the question or the person who asked it. I am angry my kids aren’t here. All the kids in the family lined up to hunt Easter eggs. It was adorable. I thought contributing $6 to the prize egg would make me feel better. It didn’t. I thought hiding the eggs would feel better. It didn’t. I thought helping a child find an egg would feel better. It didn’t. All I could think was “man, I wish my kids were here.“ Three years later that is all I can think about. And I still believe they will hunt Easter eggs here – along with their super sweet cousins.
But if anything brought a smile, it was this guy - determined to find eggs and ready to wrestle for them. I find hope - every day I look for hope. And I have hope our boys will hunt eggs with their cousins, laugh at their big white family, and get hugs from all these people who love them so much!