As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been plagued with worry ever since our Kidsave child Rita got here that she’s not having a good time; she’s a bit withdrawn and when we have mornings like we did today, where three of my children greeted the day by screaming at the top of their lungs for about 30 minutes, I become convinced that she’s having a miserable summer. All day yesterday and today I’ve been praying for God’s guidance, just wanting to know if she’s doing OK, if our efforts to make her feel loved and welcomed have borne any fruit at all.
This morning, while my babysitter was here, Rita and I made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby to pick up some artsy craftsy stuff for her to do during the kids’ naptimes. We meandered through the aisles, and when we got to the jewelry section I could tell from the shy smile on her face that making necklaces was something she’d like to do. Everything in the aisle was 50% off, so I told her to get whatever she wanted.
After picking out a couple of chains she spent a long time carefully scanning up and down the aisle, which was packed with every kind of necklace charm imaginable. She got on her toes to inspect the ones at the top, then knelt down to slowly peruse the sparkly selections at the bottom. Then, finally, out of the hundreds available, she chose this:
God is good.