We took some time to read the entries in the Jesus stocking from last year. We all noted Jared's additions and the fact that he is now living in TX. Zander looked up and said, "25 days until he gets here." ::sucker punch::
We've TOLD all the kids that none of the elder Gherkins are coming home this year, but obviously Zander had not processed the information accurately. It was so sad to watch him tear up....
There is joy in this. Corinna shared it so well, "Oh the glorious sorrow of loving well." It is glorious. I love the fact that it hurts when we aren't together. I love that our older kids love each other enough to figure out how to meet in the middle of America to reconnect. I love that our younger ones ache to see the elder ones...but I sort of hate it too. Just keeping it real.
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Look what I found? Ruth, my dearly departed from Misawa friend, had one of these and she told me she bought it at Yokota's Bazaar. I've looked every time I've been to Yokota and never found a set...but I have found a place to order it online. It's DEARLY priced...but then nativities aren't real common in Japan. I've written to see if the company has any in stock. I don't mind if I have to purchase after Christmas. I think this might complete my Kokeshi collection - maybe.
Living all of life before the face of God...