It's been a difficult past few weeks for our family - with lots on our minds and hearts - emotions stretched so deep that our bodies responded with unique symptoms and ailments. And how fitting, that during Ramadan, we face such challenges... and turn to our faith to help us look even deeper inside ourselves, count our blessings, and draw on our humility and patience to help overcome these trials...
But some days this month - it has been especially difficult. Especially challenging - when the unexpected happens - laws of nature? Good karma? Grace? that flows through the door to help us get back on track - reminding us instantly how our faith in all that we know and don't - are powerful.
Moments after watercoloring today - we looked out the window and saw Aunt Corbin and Uncle Dave walking towards the door ...
Our best friends - going back to college years, where the four of us have shared many of life's blessings - from double dating to being in each other's weddings... helping each other fix up our homes to vacationing on beaches. From published articles, film productions, starting a company, and a family - some of the best of times - sprinkled across the last decade - spent together.
So I guess I shouldn't be too surprised when our dear friends, unaware of all our trials, stopped by today -- just because. Inbetween their errands, they stopped by to give the kids love and hugs, and quickly catch up with life's crazy details that has us all running. Corbin carried in with her a very thoughtfully beautiful Corbin-esque gourmet dinner spread -- Their kind gesture gave Aaron [who also has the flu] the night off from cooking so that we all could enjoy our favorite family hour without its pre-stress woes, wondering what to make.
It was a divine gesture indeed. My work meeting this afternoon ran until 8:30 - but dinner was ready and delicious from start to finish...
Well.... almost. The kids didn't finish their chicken florentine, so we'll have to wait until tomorrow before we can devour these cupcakes [smile]. Thank you Corbin & Dave!
And thank you for being a part of our family.
Zarlacht, Aaron, Ava & Noah