It’s been a long few weeks. But when I least expect it, something catches my attention and keeps me moving forward.
Today it was a bit hilarious. Here I was, walking out to the kitchen to turn off the tea kettle that was impatiently crying for my attention. I don’t even know why I turned, but when I did this is what I saw…
I most seriously cannot tell you why this struck me so funny. It wasn’t as if this doll hadn’t been in this chair all morning; of course, if it was I missed it. It was if she just suddenly showed up just a waving and smiling at me. I did the proverbial double-take and just started laughing. A picture just doesn’t capture the moment, this time. But I remembered the scripture that I thought of as I was trying to take a decent picture. Truly, He really does use the ‘foolish things’ of this world to confound the wise… or just cheer them up!
Now a bit later on in the day, I was checking a comment on my Missions blog and ran smack into another smile, actually a set of smiles that just captured my heart again. I really liked how this photo turned out last night while playing on PicMonkey, but I was so tired by the time I was finishing up the birthday post, that I really didn’t have the time or energy to give it much attention. But for the second time today, I was waylaid, this time by this bright smile, one that’s captured my heart and attention so many times in her nearly 17 yrs.
What a pair! It was the second trip down for her and I (with a team) and most of the youth remembered Amanda. And Samuel, aka Sammy, is just such a lovey dovey. He might be small, but the kiddo could strangle ya with a hug. It’s been almost 2 years since I saw that smile in person, and I do look forward to seeing him, the older now young adults and the new batch of younger kids I hear call La Quinta Esperanza home.