We had our friends over again from Saudi Arabia for an afternoon lunch/supper. We learned so much from each other that it makes my heart happy.
Hamad asked why I love international students because he recognized that I bear the responsibility of preparing food and getting the house ready. The answer comes in many layers. First, Jesus loved the orphan, widow and foreigner and made my heart bigger for these groups of peoples. Second, we can’t afford to travel the world with 8 children, but we can bring the world to our table. My children have met so many different people from different cultures and they call them friends. What an amazingly rich childhood. Third, international students want to engage with us. They desire to be in an American home. They are ridiculously funny and my crazy kids love it.
We spent Friday and Saturday at the lake. Many friends came and went. Even though the weather was chilly, we all had a great time.
Grace made her amazing chocolate ganache cake. Max gave him some of his old toys. Silas bought coffee. Titus gave a ton of coupons for back and feet rubs.
In the evening, we celebrated with our great friends.
I am so wonderfully blessed to be married to Carl. Words fail me as to the depth and breadth of my love for him. He is a great man.