My niece and nephew, Logan and Nadia brought their 2 y.o., Joseph yesterday. They wanted to stop and see Jake and make a donation to the family trip. I was so happy to see them. Joseph is a very active 2 year old...they didn't want to bring him in the house, but every little kid loves Aunt Rose! Right? There was nothing in my aunt or grandma arsenal that worked on Joseph! ...not the dog, not a fruit snack, not even a toy car would convince him! He just wanted to go sit in the car and push buttons! He got down from his father's arms and started for the car, fully expecting his parents to follow. When they didn't follow right away, he came back to the door, gave them "the look", turned himself around and headed for the car again...it's like he was saying, "I thought I had you guys trained better that this! When I turn and walk towards the car, you two are to follow me out!" He did this about 4-5 times! It was hilarious!
Church is kinda hard for me...It's kinda a mixed bag. So many people there wanting to give their love and support, yet a constant reminder of the challenges I face. Always lots of comforting hugs...sometimes tears (who am I kidding...always tears)! I haven't been to church without shedding tears since...I can't remember when. It's the only place some people have an opportunity to see us...so they come with their kind words and well wishes...and often, mine is not the only broken heart.
The kindness and tender mercies keep pouring in. One of my dear friend's family is taking Spencer school shopping tomorrow! It will be all about Spencer! How awesome is that! What a thoughtful gesture! Poor guy has been put on the back burner for the past year. Tomorrow...it's all about him!
One of my other nieces bought Jake an Xbox 360 and his favorite game! We have had generous annonymous gifts of cash to help us take a family trip. The bad part for me is I can't look at those people and know of their generous love for us. The angels who haven't remained annonymous, I can look at them and remember the sweet acts of service and love they have done for Jake and our family. Well, God knows who you are...and I am praying for sweet blessings to be poured out upon your head in your time of need!
Thanks for loving us!