Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Simcha Filled Week

Sunday evening SN’s family made a birthday party for SN’s father in his sister’s house. SN’s sister cooked an amazing meal with tons of food. I tasted carrot cake/kugel and loved it. While there SN’s brother in law told over a dvar torah about hachnasos archim. Where SN brought up a question, of how did Avraham know that he can tell Hashem to wait while he does the mitzvah of hachnasos archim, Then two answers were given.

After the birthday party, SN came to my house to work on the “Thank You” cards for the vort presents. After writing the messages I liked the way SN signed the cards he wrote, so I asked him to sign the one’s I wrote like that too. After we were done with the thank you cards. My little brother started talking to SN, and entertained him till Midnight! I enjoyed going through albums with SN showing him pictures of me when I was a little kid.

Monday night I went to my second New Square Wedding. It was a really interesting experience. I sat with 18 year old cousins who were engaged too. It’s funny how I felt like I fit in because I was engaged too, so we all had something to talk about. I had thought my 4 month engagement is a long time, but then I found out 1 cousin’s engagement is 14 months, and another 8 months! I was surprised when one of the girls showed me a picture of her chosson on her cell phone. It was a picture of a chassidish guy. I didn’t know what reaction she was expecting from me, so I just said “very nice”.

Tuesday night I had “Rain Strap’s” vort. It was really nice, and I was so happy for her, now that I knew what it felt like to be engaged. She introduced me to her chosson and they looked like a great happy lively couple. It made me realize how much more SN is such a great match for me, and I appreciate him so much!

Thursday morning I went to a cousin’s bris, that had twin boys. The really cool thing is that SN’s cousin also had twin boys the same day as my cousin! After the bris I went to SN’s sister’s sheitel place to see what size I am, and to match the color. The store was really pretty, and it was so much fun to try on sheitel’s. SN’s sister is really great!

Friday night, one of the mother’s I babysat for had a shiur in her house, where the Rebbitzen of my shul spoke. The 5 year old saw me coming in and ran to give me a hug and pulled me into her house so that she can sit on my lap. Then she said only I can sit on her chair because I’m a kallah. Then she introduced me to a lady, and said that I’m getting married. The lady then asked how old I was, and of course she said I looked younger.

Meanwhile, my father had gone to a “Buta” by my shul, and someone had asked a question about the parsha, the same question that SN had asked. I had already told my father the question and answer during the Friday night meal. So when my father heard the question, he recognized it and was able to answer it. The answer was that Avraham’s feet started moving to do hachnasas Orchim. Because a tzadik automatically starts doing a mitzvah, so that’s how he knew that he was supposed to greet the guests and was able to put Hashem “on hold”.

Motzei Shabbos I went with SN to his cousin’s vort, and met more of his family members. It was funny because my mother had babysat for his cousins, so his aunts and uncle’s knew my mother and they were really nice in welcoming me to the family.


tesyaa said...

Enjoy this happy time in your life!

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nmf #7 said...

Sounds like you had a fun filled week! Enjoy every minute of it!

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Moshe said...

Nice, lotsa partying.

Mikeinmidwood said...

It seems like from what you say its a great thing to be engaged unlike some other bloggers who are afraid of what theyll turn into if the get engeged, enjoy it.

Susan Anderson said...

I quit FB and look what I missed! Congrats!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanks, I will!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

yea, lots of fun, Thanks! I'll be enjoying!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Yea, it really is great to be engaged, you don't know what your missing till you get engaged. I believe I'm still the same person as before. I used to think that engaged people were on a whole nother level. But I don't feel superior, and I'm still friends with the same friends.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

lol, Thanks!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

yea, lots of fun!

Dude with Hat (aka BTS) said...

I wonder what was the second answer because I heard another answer which I honestly liked much more than the one you are bringing in the end of post.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

I shall find out the answer for you.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Ok, I read up about it, and I think the other answer is a simple one, that we learn from here that Hachnosos Archim comes first. That Avraham was all about Chesed.

“The reward of escorting a visitor from one’s home is the greatest of all rewards for hospitality. This is a law set in place by Avraham Avinu and the charitable ways which he made his lifestyle. He would give wayfarers food and drink and would escort them on their way. “ (Mishne Torah. Hilchot Evel . 14:2)

These values are seen to override even the concerns of God Himself . The Halakha continues (based on Gemara Shabbat 127a):

“ Hospitality is of greater worth than receiving the Divine Presence itself. This we learn from Genesis 18:2: ‘And he looked up and saw three men (and ran towards them)’.” (ibid)

For more detail, you can look at the notes SN tagged me in.

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