Day 6 - Fairy Tales
If you were to stop reading this blog right now it would have the perfect “happily ever after” ending. I don’t think I could have scripted it better. Everything is better than I dreamed. Fairy tale complete.
When this depth of goodness is spilled at my doorstep I want to soak it in like a sponge. But I know life won’t always be like this. Without warning the rainy fertile places can become bone dry. Ethiopians know that better than anyone.
Real love is proved in the most difficult times in life. The Waal family has experienced those challenges many more times than we planned. We wouldn’t want to repeat them, but they’ve shaped us and deepened our love for each other and our Creator. I know there are tough times and challenges waiting for us, many of which we know nothing about right now. In other words, the Fairy Tale may take a difficult turn. None of us can see around every corner. Sometimes what waits isn’t what we desire. Those tough days, not these, are when our love for our kids will be shown for what it really is. I hope I’ve been the kind of Dad who has that kind of love. It’s been shown to me. I want to pass it on to my kids.