Tomorrow night we will host our 100 Year Four Square Tournament. Which means that two years ago, we hosted our 50 Year Four Square Tournament (granted for the record, we know that the math doesn’t really add up). And that night was one of the last nights that we hung out with our friend Michael, before his 2016 car accident.
It was an incredibly fun night. We played lots of four square and caught up with lots of friends. And one of the great parts about that night was having all three of the Einfeldts home and together.
Which brings me to today. Two years later. And another day that was just so memorable and so very special, because today, for the first time in almost two years, our Michael Einfeldt was able to come home to Eastport for a visit.
Sally shared that their family spent the morning together celebrating and opening Christmas presents. We caught up with them all in the afternoon and it was so delightful to see this incredible family along with their friends together again at home for the holidays.
Michael’s sweet little niece was there as well and in the time that we spent with them, it was so heartwarming to see her crawl over at times just to check on her uncle.
Today, there was great joy and celebration in the Einfeldt home. Which of course reminded me of the Christmas story and the great news that the angel shared with the shepherds on a dark night.
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
That night, God sent an angel to bring good news that caused great joy because a Savior had been born. These years have been hard. There have been times where it’s seemed hopeless. Tears have been shed and often times the news has been hard to hear. But there is always good. Sometimes it’s hard to see, but it’s there. And that is something that I’ve learned from Michael’s story. That no matter how bad things are, there is always good to be found. And today? Today was a good, good day. For the first time since his accident, Michael came home. He spent the day surrounded by friends and family. And even though it was just a day visit, it was a beautiful sign of things to come.
If you’re reading this now and you’ve followed Michael’s story, rejoice with me tonight! God has truly answered prayers in bringing Michael home to spend the day with his family. Whereas tonight he is back at his rehab, the goal is that soon he will be able to be home for good. Please continue to keep him and his family in your prayers. I know that they appreciate the love and the support so very much.