Thursday, February 12, 2009


Today is the big Valentine's party for Josiah and Charis's preschool class. Talk about excited! They've been counting it down all week! 2 more days till the party. 1 more day till the party. They woke up today reminding me that the party is today. Ella and I were up early and dressed so we could be at school the last hour to participate in the party. We've sent in cookies. We've sent in candy. We've filled out the Valentines. They are all ready, dressed, hair and teeth brushed. There's only one problem. We had a really windy night, and the school's power was knocked out. So there is no party. And, boy, are they disappointed. So am I.

I had plans this morning, too. I was going to pick up a few things at the grocery. I was going to finish a hair bow order. I was going to try to clean up the dining room which is covered with scraps of paper. Okay, maybe not an earth shattering disappointment, but that is the situation.

My husband has been working on a visa for a friend of ours to visit the U. S. since last February. Last night he was given reason to believe that that visit might not happen, or if it does happen it will be much later this year. He was supposed to be here for Christmas. And I don't think words can be given to the disappointment both of these men are feeling.

Disappointments, large and small, are such a part of life. We set our expectations and then something happens that we are not in control of, or prepared for ,and plans fall apart.

But, in the midst of all of this, there is always hope.

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31
In our Lord there is always hope. For the big disappointments and the little ones. You see, he is always there for us. No matter what happens, we still have a Savior who loves us, who sees us for who we will someday be. Who died for us. There is always hope for those in Jesus Christ.
5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Romans 5:5


Hilty Sprouts said...

Thanks for the encouragement Tonni. I needed that!


Andrea said...

I love those scriptures - thank you! Poor Charis and Josiah - bless their hearts! Praying for Jose!

Dawn said...

Aww poor kiddos, who would have thought you'd get a "wind" day?!
You are right though, no matter what the dissapointment our savior does love us through it all.

Will they reschedule the party or just cancell it?

Praying that your friend gets his VISA, politics, ick!!!! Why do things have to be so hard?!

Anonymous said...

Lucky preschoolers! At least they still get the hope of a party. I miss those days! We no longer are allowed to have any celebrations, it cuts into instructional time and holidays are not in the curriculum! ARGH!

Unknown said...

Happy Valentine's day!

maybe they'll get to do it tomorrow?

Anita said...

Praise God for the HOPE He gives each of us for each matter what it brings. :)

Mommakitten said...

Oi, praying for Jose... this is the first I have heard of this news. I wish I would of heard of it differently... but again that is life. Just tell him to remember the mustard seed.