It’s Ayyam-i-Ha, and our children’s class decided to visit two families that hadn’t been able to make it to class recently to celebrate with them at their homes. We packed up a basket with cookies and gifts (and a special gift for the new baby in the community!), and put three booster seats in two cars, and then we were on our way!

With perhaps the exception of the volume level naturally created by excited kids who haven’t seen each other in a long time, I’d have to say that the evening was perfect.

Everybody was happy.

Everybody was united.

We saw people we didn’t expect to see.

The joy was infectious.

And while my ears could have dealt without the shrill scream of seven-year-old rapture (“You’re here! I can’t believe you’re really here!”), I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.