OK, so no one is out there ringing the bells, but I am still excited..... and a bit apprehensive!
I really want this to be a good visit.
Now would be a really good time for God to help me model Kibud Av Va'Em.
Besides needing to set a good example, I really want to treat them right.
Besides, I miss my parents.... a lot!
So, when they are here, I want to maximize our time together!
I also want to show them how much I appreciate them!
It is not always easy.
My parents, especially my mother, pushes my buttons.
You might think that, at this point, I would stop acting like a 14 year old when I am with my mom.
You would be wrong.
The thing is, my daughter is 14 years old.
And I do not want her acting like I do.
Not now, and not in another 30 years.
For years, Moshe has been telling me that the educational message I deliver by my actions, is far more influential than the educational message I deliver by my words.
Grudginly, I admit to knowing that he is right.
When you pray for me, please pray that God gives me the strength to fulfill the mitzvah of Kibud Av Va'Em.
Because I need help.
And, if I do it right, everyone wins.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
Rabbi Mazuz allows ascending Har Habayit
45 minutes ago