Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Retreat Recap Part 3: Christian's Favorite Friend

She's a 17 yr old girl named, Elisa. She has loved on our Christian ever since we moved to MN. She serves him as a 1:1 aide at church. She babysits him on a monthly basis. She has been Christian's helper at the family retreat for the past 2 years.

Christian treats her differently than anyone who has ever cared for him. He's very calm and peaceful with her. When he ever gets upset, she has a sweet way of calming him down with gentleness and patience. I love seeing them together.

Elisa, we're going to sorely miss you as you plan to go to college in a year. I'm getting teary eyed just thinking about it :-(. We want you to know that we've felt Jesus' compassion towards us every time we see the way you look at Christian. We've felt Jesus' faithfulness towards us every time you are joyfully willing to serve Christian. We've felt Jesus' love towards us every time you embrace Christian in your arms. You are a precious gift to our family. We Love You!

Here are a few pics of Elisa & Christian at the retreat.


Stine said...

I got teary eyed just reading about their relationship. What a blessing she is to all of you.

Our Family said...

The first picture is a framer!!!

I love this post!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. What a very special relationship, one that none of you will forget. What a blessing. I had tears as I was reading it..


Anonymous said...

this is amazing Caryn!
I love witnessing the Lord's faithfulness in you guys' family...He's being clearly being exalted and made much of in ya'lls lives.....give the kids kisses for me!

love you guys!
- Davy

SpringSnoopy (Julie) said...

What a beautiful, tangible love relationship. I teared seeing Noel's video post.