Joyous reconciliation – continued


New Day
New Day

After one more call to Harp asking him if his bags are packed I called Barnabas and asked him to call her. You see, she lived on the way home from where he currently works as an ad-hoc teacher. They connected and she followed him here to come and pick Harp up.

I was still reluctant in letting him go, because I had to dry the tears and deal with the sickness and raw emotion of him missing her in all its manifestations. Was she being real this time? Was this a once off thing again, just to leave him in agony because of broken promises afterwards? Is she in a stable place regarding her marriage so I can know that he will be safe?

She was honest about what happenned the last 7 years and the old defences that we encountered over the phone was down.

Harp enjoyed it tremendously and have 2 new covenant-sisters aged 13 and 5 and one brother aged 5 ( I don’t like the term ‘step’. It sounds too much like Cinderella and the witch and evil sisters of the fairy tales). The two 5 year-olds are twins.

This time it seems real and the right timing. It will still take some time to build trust again, but the Father has really done a great thing here and I saw a true manifestation of the Spirit of Elijah (Luk 1:17) for which we have been praying for, for seven years.

HS

Joyous reconciliation – It’s never too late . .


Beginning of restoration

Joyous reconciliation – Its never too late. .

Harp has been longing and praying to see his biological mom (Elizabeth) for the last six years.

We tried to make it happen in our way and on our timeframe with disasterous results sometimes. Two years ago when I tried to ask her to contact Harp she lied to me about what is really happening in her life (her mom told a different story about what was happening at the time, a few months later when we visited them) and ended up putting the phone down in my ear. A few months later when Harp was getting himself sick on account of longing for her, I could at least negotiate contact between Harp and her through her mom.

Harp went on a Benjamin (young adult) conference last weekend. After he had come back Elizabeth called on her own accord. She said they moved back to Pretoria and asked if he could come for a sleepover visit. All my motherly instincts and ‘step’-motherly instincts kicked in. Barnabas was doing a course at the time. After she had called the second time I realized she was serious.

I did not want to let him go, because I still needed to see if she was real. My answer to her was: ‘When Barnabas gets home we will talk about it and let you know.’ After one more call to Harp asking him if his bags are packed I called Barnabas and asked him to call her.

To be continued . . .

Harp and Shalom (his Labrador)


Harp and Shalom.

We’ve been promising Harp for such a long time that we would get him a Labrador when we move to a place with a proper yard. When we found our new house we realized it was time. In the process of house hunting we came accross a lady that breeds with dogs. We saw black Labrador puppies there.

When Harp came back from Cape Town he had a new home. We had to give him good and bad news though. Because of the distance we moved he couldn’t work at Dream House Design in Silverton anymore. He really enjoyed it there and made lots of friends. There were some good news as well. We told him we would be able to get him something he wanted for a long time as the good news. We kept it a surprise till we went to fetch Shalom.

Harp enjoying his Labrador
Harp enjoying his Labrador

He was very surprised and happy and spends lots of time with Shalom. We are still in the training process, but they enjoy each other a lot. ive him good and bad news though. Because of the distance we moved he couldn’t work at Dream House Design in Silverton anymore. He really enjoyed it there and made lots of friends. There were some good news as well. We told him we would be able to get him something he wanted for a long time as the good news. We kept it a surprise till we went to fetch Shalom. He was very surprised and happy and spends lots of time with Shalom. We are still in the training process, but they enjoy each other a lot.