1. Based on the latest parent-teacher conference, we are not getting kicked out of N’s school. In fact, for the first time, staff/administration is excited about N’s recent gains and hopeful for his future. For those who know our story personally, this is a really big deal.
2. I had a bad accident in the kitchen while preparing for a church Easter event. It was a brand new knife, and it was a pretty deep cut. We threw the kids in the car and W drove me to the nearest urgent care that was open at that hour. The plus is that I didn’t hit a tendon, I can still move my thumb! The minus is that I had to have lots of stitches, but no infection and seems to be healing well. I’m even able to avoid pain meds so far! My long to-do list is out the window for the next 10 days, but W says this is God’s way of teling me to slow down. So I’m trying my best to go with it (but it’s hard, lol).
3. I see God doing a mighty work in a friend’s heart. A faith decision in the possible near future. A reminder that the things I see on the surface, is nothing compared to what is going on in the spiritual realm. And to continue to keep my eyes peeled for divine appointments/spiritual opportunities.
4. I shared the full Easter story with N this past Friday (Good Friday). I was careful to pick a kid version, seeing how much of the concepts it he can cognitively grasp. Even with the muted version, he cried over the story. I asked him whether he was sad because Jesus died. And he said, well, mostly because he was hurt badly before he died. I was proud that he could verbally articulate why he was sad, and the evidence of a big sensitive heart full of empathy. I encouraged him to read on, as it was all part of God’s plan, as the story gets better, and something much better comes out of it. I don’t know how much he actually understood, but we were able to dialogue about it in a productive way since then, and throughout the weekend (and hopefully continuing on from there!)