First off - I finally got air in my tires (thanks luke with the special pump) and planned to go on a bike ride with Dassa. I got the trailer all hitched except for the tiny metal piece that was nowhere to be found. grrrr... searched everywhere in the garage for ten minutes while trying to keep Dassa from walking out into the driveway since the door was open. I then sat on the weight bench and asked God to help me find it and I turned my head and saw metal flash in the back part of the trailer....if I was even sitting an inch to the right or left i wouldn't have seen it!
So, then I decide to go to the park on the bike. I arrive and no one is there - my favorite since when there are tons of kids there I usually come back with a headache. We swung on the swings for a bit went down the slide a few times then I realized it was her nap time so we started to pack it up. Plus, I had seen a person pull up and not come in and figured they were like me and were waiting until they could have the park to themselves. As I was buckling Dassa in, a lady walked past with her small son and we said hello. She then put him down to play and I thought I heard Russian. I got excited but normally I am too chicken to say anything since I have had very little practice in the last eight years and am embarrassed by my grammar. But I just couldn't let it go( a little prompting from the Lord or what!) So, I spoke to her in Russian. We had a long conversation about people smoking at the park and loud disrespectful children and why we like quiet....yadda yadda yadda....then dassa was fussy so we were saying our goodbyes...but again I couldn't just leave. I didn't have anything to write my number down on since I had biked there and doubted she would want to just hand out her number. but.... I asked if she wanted to swap numbers and said I could just call her phone and leave mine for her. SHE AGREED! it was so great to use my Russian in a real conversation again and meet another mom of a young child...her son is 13 months. dassa is almost 10 so how perfect is that! maybe she will never call or maybe we will have many more park dates....but either way i felt the rush of listening to the holy spirit's prompts and loved it! Thanks God for being so real and present in my life!