Saturday, April 17, 2010

In Praise of My Parents

(Bet you didn't see that head line coming...)

For the chesed adopting a random Israeli woman who got stranded at the airport, giving her a place to be for Shabbat and driving her all around the Boston area when they probably had better things to do.

For staying at the airport with me, taking Raphaela and me home and keeping us safe and dry for an extra five days, and allowing me to unpack again, so they can help me pack again Sunday night.

For offering to drive me, my daughter and our new Israeli friend to Newark, where we can G-d Willing get an El Al flight back to Israel before the volcanic ash covers Israel as well.

For understanding that as much as I want to be around my family to have them spend more time with my child, I really really need to get back to my life and my work in Israel, which is unraveling every day that I get stuck here.

1 comment:

koshergourmetmart said...

This is a great post! It sounds like this volcanic ash was a blessing in disguise for your relationship with your folks. I think it is great they are driving you to Newark (10 hrs in the car!) Hope you get to Israel safely!