This week we had the joy of having two more of our CBF kids come for a visit.
They brought their father too, and so
we were in for a real treat!
Born in Syria, he and his wife came to America
in time of difficulty in their country.
These two sisters were born here in the States.
We met them on campus in Miami and watched them grow
as they attended Bible study each week.
Their own mother has passed and I have grown
to love them like my own daughters.
They couldn't stay long but we packed a lot into a night and a day.
We talked much, caught up on their news and explored the outdoors.
They had never seen a tree swing before.
We enjoyed many giggles as they tried their hand
at getting on the tire and swinging in the summer sunshine.
We had a mini-Bible study walking around the yard
and they marveled at the wonder of God's creation
in the animals, the vegetables in the garden,
and the all stars they could see at night ...not visible in the City! :)
We ate hummus and stacks of raw veges
with fresh pineapple and watermelon for dinner.
Persian Egg Pie, tomatoes, strawberries, yogurt, more watermelon,
and homemade bread was on the menu for breakfast the next day.
They took Michael on in a game of ping pong
and gave us lots of hugs before we parted ways.
It's hard not to spoil them, when the kids "come home",
and it's worth every effort to build relationships,
cook their favorite foods, listen to their heart,
serve their family, wash their laundry,
dry their tears, and share in their joys.
"Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart;
so does the sweetness of a man's friend
by hearty counsel."