Updated: Dec 30, 2020
Today was a bit busy. School was OK – although I think we are all getting tired. I hung out at break time with Khaled, and he was telling me about the food he used to eat in Syria. His mum still makes it now. It sounds really delicious. He told me that they don’t sit at a table to eat, they put a plastic tablecloth on the carpet and all sit on the floor. That sounds quite fun, although it would be weird trying to balance your knife and fork. And I’d be scared I’d knock over my juice. I can imagine it would be a little crazy trying to eat like that with Jack and Theo, especially when they were younger.
Uncle Matt picked us up today. Mum worked late. She’s been working late for the last week or so. It’s good we have Uncle Matt to look after us. After we got home, he pulled out a load of fairy lights, and we went up to Mum’s room (which is mine too right now) and decorated the room with fairy lights. We hung them on the ceiling, around the door and windows, above the wardrobe. It looks beautiful in there now. I almost want to go to bed now, just so I can enjoy the lights.
We then made tea. Because it’s Friday, we have pizza from the supermarket. The boys went through to play in the living room, and I helped Uncle Matt get everything in and out of the oven. It’s not an easy job – the oven is quite small, and we have to take turns. It’s quite a knack to get everyone’s dinner ready at the same time. While we were making dinner, Uncle Matt asked me about Jamie. He had read the Treasure Man – remember I told you my Auntie had written down our story? Well, he read bought it on Amazon and read it. He wanted to ask me about it. I asked him if he liked the story, and he said it was really moving. He’d actually nearly cried. I asked him why, and he said he didn’t know really, but the thought that there really might be a God who cares so much for us that He arranges everything so perfectly, like He did for Jamie, kinda made Uncle Matt feel lost and found all at the same time. He said he felt relieved that Someone was in charge, but really sad that he didn’t know that Someone. I told him that he could know Jesus too, but he said he wasn’t good enough. I tried to explain that it wasn’t about being good, but I think I ran out of words. I told him to talk to Mum, but he didn’t look very convinced.
In the end, I just asked him to ask God. ‘If God is real, like we know He is, why don’t you ask Him to show you how much He loves you, or ask Him to talk to you, or ask Him for a sign that He is real.’
‘What will happen?’
‘I don’t know, I’m not God’ I winked!
I hope he asks God for a sign. That is a prayer God always likes to answer.