This is "hair week." I am taking Laila's braids out. She gets new braids on Friday. Each afternoon, I give up her nap and "my time" to take out braids. It will most likely take all week. If you see her during the week, she will look like this:
If I am honest, this has been a rough week. We are walking through the transition of Rick's new job and our new church with the kids, and it is challenging. We have had lots of really good conversations and the opportunity to talk to them about some really major life lessons. If they can grasp even in the slightest some of these concepts at such a young age, what a blessing it is going to be in their lives as they grow older. Change is hard and affects each one of them in a different way. It is truly a bittersweet time, but that is how most of life is, isn't it? Happy and sad all mingled together and intertwined in such a way that you have conflicting emotions that can literally change by the minute. I would so appreciate prayers for wisdom in how to walk through this transition with each one in the way that accomplishes the growth of character that God has for each of them.
Over the weekend, I was making truffles for an adoption party. I use the "cake ball" (by the way, I hate that name so I call them truffles) recipe to put together about 250 truffles. I grabbed a big chunk of chocolate cake to crumble up, and then I looked down and saw this:
Now, I must go unbraid some more hair and watch some really cool kids' shows!