We’ve made a cute little breakthrough on communication between Rhema and her dad.
When we Skype with him, I put the screen in front of her and he says “Hi Rhema!”
At first she doesn’t respond, won’t look up.
And then suddenly she taps his face once, square in the nose, hard on the screen.
Always makes me smile.
People will often ask how the girls are doing with Brandon being away.
I know what to say about Hope. But it’s hard to know what Rhema thinks, feels and understands about it. I know she misses him but it’s just not something she ever shows or expresses. When he returns they always pick up right where they left off as if no time had passed between them at all. I wonder at how her perception of time and space is different from mine.
Anyway, I love her “tap.” It’s her way, her acknowledgement, her “I see you”, “I hear you”, “I love you.”
I was cleaning photos off my phone and came across this reminder of the beauty of worship and the joy in surrender.
Brandon and Hope singing a favorite song together shortly before he deployed:
The sun comes up; it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship his holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I worship your holy name
***A Book Giveaway***
Chicken Soup’s “Devotional Stories for Wives” is now in bookstores. I am happy to be a contributor to this book. I still have much to learn about how to be a good wife to my husband, and I am so thankful for God’s grace! Grace is a theme in the book. I’ve been involved in a few Chicken Soup releases this year, and this one is the best by far.
Leave a comment and we’ll draw a name.