Yesterday we were able to see a double rainbow (arc-en-ciel=rainbow in French) after we dropped the kids off at school and we were walking back to our class for lunch. As the rain stopped and the sun began to peak through the clouds I looked for a rainbow and right behind us was one of the most beautiful rainbows I had seen in a long time. The colors were very brilliant and as we continued to walk we were able to see the complete rainbow covering the entire town of Massy.
Now it was easy to get discouraged yesterday because it was windy, a little chilly and the rain started half way on our walk to the kid’s schools, the umbrellas were in our backpacks at our school because it was sunny when we left for lunch. Also, all our families in the states were enjoying the day off feasting on food that is difficult to obtain in France. In the middle of all this we were reminded of God’s Promise with the rainbow that He gave us, and we stopped and gave thanks to the God of the Universe in the ally, we gave a prayer in French and continued on our way to school.
Yesterday for dinner we were able to enjoy a smoked bird (chicken), green beans with ham, stuffing and some fresh du pain (it was still hot when I picked it up from the bakery after class) and a delicious chocolate pie. Although we were far away from our families on another continent for our first holiday away we had many things to give thanks for. We enjoyed listening to what the boys were thankful for at the dinner table before we ate and we were reminded once again of all that God has blessed us with and what to be thankful for.
Dites merci au Seigneur, car il est bon! Oui, son amour est pour toujours ! (Psaumes 136 :1 La Bible)