A Birthday Every Day
We were standing in the office of Jordan’s new school. The secretaries — there are two and they are the kind of school secretaries all schools should have — asked, “So, what do you think of all of this.”
Jordan didn’t answer right away. He smiled and I was ready to say something for him when the words started tumbling out of his mouth:
“I feel like God is pouring His blessings down on me. Getting my forever family is like getting to have my birthday every single day for the rest of my life.”
We were speechless, blinking back tears, because, really, any response simply takes the magic out of his words.
His happiness is palpable. His joy runs deep. His giggles sometimes bubble out just because he can’t contain them any longer.
I am reminded of Nehemiah 8:10, The joy of the Lord is your strength. He is a reminder to me that no matter how difficult life is, the joy of the Lord can shine through.