Playing with the cousins
5 October 11
We are so thankful for this visit in Tamworth where our girls have enjoyed connecting with their cousins. David and I love discovering who our nieces and nephews are and hearing about their interests and desires.
I guess it’s a confession of ours that we haven’t shown much interest in the past. Previously we have judged the Croakers because their life choices are different than ours, and we have presumed our life choices to be superior. Laying this futility aside and cultivating a non-judgemental disposition in our hearts sets both families free to engage in loving relationship.
For friends and family who would like to see more of our time with the Croaker kids, here are some videos we’ve put together.
As we share our experiences with the Croakers and hear of their own travels and adventures over the last couple of years, we find that we have so much in common. All this — coupled with the Croakers’ generous willingness to forgive our past times of neglect — means that we can really get to know them and their children who have open hearts and eagerly embrace our attention and presence.
A little change of heart is so rewarding. If anyone feels encouraged by reading this, there’s no time like the present to reach out to those who may be estranged from you.