Tuesday, September 29, 2009

High Holiday over....now back to life

Please forgive my absence for the last week,my friends. We celebrated the High Holiday of  Yom Kippur and since this is the first time we've had a fellowship to celebrate with, it involved a bit more of my time (and kitchen) than I expected. Grin. Now that we've finished our Days of Awe (focusing on Papa's instructions to us and where we need to personally improve or need to make adjustments to our understanding) and our Day of Atonement (a 25 hour complete fast....no food, no water, no coffee...gasp! NO COFFEE?!?!?! ) I am pleased to state that we survived, enjoyed and grew both individually and as a family. Even Little Critter decided he needed to fast (even though we explained that as a child he was exempt). He made it 18 hours before he couldn't stand it and had to eat a half a banana. (I offered the whole naner, or some real food, but he refused.) So we were all proud of his determination to learn to lean on Papa to help him do something really hard for him. (I also kept our activities to an absolute minimum! Like, get dressed and make beds only....LOL!)

So now it's back to real life.....with the only notable difference being Little Critter and I will be working on building our Succah this week. We both look forward to this season best of all! This is known as the Feast of Tabernacles (found in Leviticus 23:34-43.Deuteronomy 16:13-16, John 7: 2,14). It's a wonderful celebration, and of course Little Critter LOVES both the making of our Succah, but  also the eating and sleeping in it too. So as we work on the building of this 'amazing house' (spoken with deep gratitude to Papa who keeps the silly thing from falling on our heads and annihilating us!!!) I'm sure there will be pictures and wonderful stories to share. I look forward to sharing this next adventure with you.

We also will have to begin to work on his popcorn sales for Cub Scouts...he's actually inWebelos, and reminds me regularly that he's no longer a cub scout...but in Boy Scouts, there's two major levels with several more levels within the two big ones....ah 9yo boys....such sticklers for precision when it applies to them being grown up and refusal to allow the same precision to be applied to their responsibilities. Gotta love 'em...grin.

Dodi's blood sugars are continuing to come down lower and lower. He even fasted with no ill effects...and only had to take half his meds while doing it! Papa is SO wonderful!!!! We're now waiting for Dodi to no longer having to take any meds. Papa can do it....

So my friends, I pray that as we start the New Hebraic Year, that your new year is blessed beyond your ability to imagine, with an abundance of  love letters from our Papa. Shalom, Spitfire


Skippy/Cochise said...

Hi My little Sis ....... Just sent you an e-mail and thought I would check your blog before I went off back to bed. I couldn't help but notice, I think I've know all along, it just now surfaced, you always have that happy smile going, even when I know you want to strangle somebody. It is a pleasure to read your words and contimplate over their joy that I know they bring not to just us, but to you also.
Love Ya Skippy

Ahavah-Shim'eon said...

LC fasted! AND dodi!

I am humbled....

wipes emotive tears from eyes... (good job I not with you... we'd be both crying) love to all of you xxx

RaDena said...

Wonderful post, hon, and I'm so proud of Little Critter. WOW!

I need to quit smoking.

ABNPOPPA said...

What a wonderful video! We should all put some much energy into our prayers and have such faith.



nanc said...

WHAT an inspiration Little Critter is!