Wouzer! Last week was a doozie....sick kids, staff meetings and even an emergency call to the plumber. Apparently, toddler toothbrushes should never be flushed down the toilet. Scary, I know, but never fear! If this happens to you, the brush can be retrieved for the low, low price of $300. Out of respect for my darling children, I will not mention the name of the perpetrator. However, Daddy made a note to subtract that exact sum from Kate's college savings!
The highlight of my week was a date with this lovely lady. My Becca Boo. She was a past student of mine and has always held a special place in my heart. You see, I fell in love with her many summers ago when she came into our elementary school for a kindergarten screening. She was a tiny thing, but brave at 5 years old. After she introduced herself, I promptly turned to my teaching partner and mouthed the words, "I want her!"
Much to my delight, I found Becca's name on my class list and the rest is history. I cherished her that school year and loved getting to know her, her family and their story. Many of you know that adoption was laid upon my heart at a young age but rested dormant for many years. It was Becca that stirred my heart and that led to many late night conversations with Dennis. Those conversation ultimately led us to China and down the path to our Katie-Hui.
Just a few days ago, I watched Becca pull into the parking lot of our local frozen yogurt joint. I nearly fainted because, although I knew she was older, it never occurred to me that my sweet kindergartner would be driving! Her smile was exactly as I remembered it and her personality unchanged over the years. She remains the smart, clever and reserved young lady that I met many years ago.
Believe it or not, I struggled for words as I introduced the girls....and fought back tears more than once. But it was only when Katie reached out her arms to Becca and she held her, that I realized just what an amazing journey this has been.
How privileged I feel to watch it come full circle.
How silly to think that seeing her name on my class list was coincidence.
How grateful I am for God's perfect timing.