Sprinkle #94 ~ new Compassion brother
We surprised the kids by sponsoring a new child from Compassion International. We have been sponsoring Kamila from Ethiopia since she was 4 years old. She is 19 now. Today the children learned about Arnol from Honduras, who is 16 years old. I knew I wanted us to sponsor a boy this time, from Latin America. Of course requesting a younger child appealed to me, as we would have a longer relationship with him (15 years with Kamila so far!). But as I thought about it, I realized that those older boys have so little chance left to be sponsored. In fact, Arnol was our second assignment for this new sponsorship - our first boy turned 19 about a week after he was assigned to us, and that was the age limit in Honduras for him to be in the program. I feel so sad about that. But now we start a new relationship with Arnol.
Sprinkle #95~ Saying YES
Simple, but surprisingly difficult. I resolved this day to say "Yes" to all requests from Little Warrior that I play with him. This particular day I had an especially long to do list (oh goodness, what day is not like that?) so it was really hard sometimes. But every time he asked I found a way to say yes. It bothers me that this was as hard as it was (the struggle was all in my brain). But we danced together, we made a lego race car, I was a lady on the way to a bakery who got directions from a knight (? I know, but he asked me to and I said yes!), I was on a pirate ship... and all this took maybe a total of 10 minutes throughout the day. Isn't that convicting? "Yes" is very good. I need to say it more often.
Sprinkle #96 ~ meal for an expecting family
I have a friend who is expecting a baby soon. She doesn't live close by but we are going to be visiting them this weekend. So I made a meal that can be frozen for when the baby comes.
Sprinkle #97 ~ date night!!
I have been trying to make this sprinkle happen for two months! I kidnapped my husband for a date! He was very surprised (we rarely get out just the two of us). Two hours together, sitting in a grown up restaurant, with no distractions. We were able to connect in a way that was long overdue. So precious to have the time to focus on each other. I would like to make this happen much more often!