A part of Shavuot was spent worrying about Tehilla's health as she once again developed a runny nose and a very bad cough. The past few months have been cough after cough. While her oxygen levels have been great, she has been having a hard time handling the constant respiratory troubles.
So Friday was one of those times when we focused on living in the present and loving family time. We let our kids miss school and we headed out early to the Cherry Picking Festival in Gush Etzion.
We had a great time picnicking, getting cotton candy, exploring the booths set up, and picking cherries. Despite getting there early, we had a hard time finding cherries. We searched and searched and finally made our way to the complete end of the orchard where we were rewarded with plentiful trees.
We had a blast and enjoying eating the picked cherries on Shabbat. We again were given the chance to examine our blessings and appreciate time together as a family.