These past couple weeks as we have been adjusting and learning bits of the language have gone pretty good. With only having had a few bumps along the way to make life interesting. The first bump was we had to make the decision to home school Franklin again this year due to some unforeseen circumstances. We weren’t planning on this and so it was a surprise that shook us a bit but we are getting back on our feet. Franklin is in pretty good spirits as well as he readjusts his expectations but his heart was broken those first few days. Isaac and Jaclynn are enjoying school and making new friends but like most children they don’t like getting up so early but they well adjust as well :-). Julie and I have also finished our first two days of language and survived. We have even learned a few words that are allowing us to communicate a little with people. Going back to school for language like this however has brought me back to being a child. It has been humbling and stretching as we try to fumble with this new language and communicate. During my quite time this morning I was reading in Matthew 19 and as I read verses 13-15 I felt I could relate a bit more with being a child as we are brand new at this and make many mistakes and have the feeling of utter dependency on something or someone other than ourselves, one becomes like a child.
Matthew 19:13-15 (NASB)
13 Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
15 After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.