Tilly counted the days down until Judah’s return so she could bake him this massive chocolate cake.
Judah has been home for a week. He is settling in just fine. He has been getting up and reading his Bible then going through an exercise and weightlifting regimen with Enoch. He is still sorting through scrap metal (it keeps coming, even months after our scrap metal drive ended) and stacking wood for our upcoming winter.
Tilly has pretty much memorized the Teen Missions flier for the 2014 teams…And has already registered for Malawi Well-Drilling! She is also gearing up for a trip to rural Columbia with her grandparents in early October. My mother-in-law is heading up a group of people who are going to teach the local women how to knit. She has been making hats and donating them to the villagers for years (it gets cold up in the mountains). This trip will be a way to enable the women to knit for their own families and have a product they can sell.
Judah was happy to get home and read again. He finished a book his first afternoon home.And Enoch. I don’t think I ever mentioned on the blog, but Enoch helped Judah paint half a dozen or so apartments…and didn’t ask for anything in return. He did it just to help his brother earn money for his trip. Judah has already told Tilly he will help her earn money for her trip. There are times I wish we had more money…and yet I see my children knowing, really knowing, the value of a dollar. They are willing not only to work hard to get what they want, but to work hard to help a sibling. That, my friends, is worth every penny I’ve had to pinch as a mom.