Romeikes are in. Yes.

Tell us about a situation where you’d hoped against all hope, where the odds were completely stacked against you, yet you triumphed. Be sure to describe your situation in full detail. Tell us all about your triumph in all its glory.

Okay, WordPress, you asked for it!

The Romeike family has faced nothing but opposition and hindrance and persecution for many years. Why? Because they care about their children and had the misfortune of being born in the land of Hitler.

I’m telling it like it is, here, in all its glory, as requested, I cannot believe this was the daily prompt for today. Perfect! Pardon me if I emote. Or not. I don’t care. “And you can rattle me, shake me, smell my breath and make me roll up both of my sleeves. I’m clean. I’ve got nothin’ to hide.” –Nancy Higgenbaum.

Anyway, they were threatened, harassed, etc., just as if they were living in the land of Hitler.

So they sought refuge in the land of the free and the home of the brave and were granted permission through all the legal channels we require to live here.


After setting up housekeeping and actually finding gainful employment, THEY WERE DENIED.

Yes, I’m shouting part of the time = All its glory.

Okay, so they’re here, LEARNING ENGLISH, employed, doing everything right, being good, minding their own business, when…


Permission denied. Just like that.

While every Tomas, Ricardo, and Enrique who wants to teem over here and pander drogues is welcome, welcome, welcome…

The Romeikes were denied.

The Homeschool Legal Defense Association fought and fought and fought in courts to get them permission to live here. They are brilliant lawyers and know exactly what they were doing.

And lost. And lost. And lost.

And that is precisely why they won. Because they knew the Lord holds the king’s heart in His hand and turns it whatever way He wants.

And He wanted them to stay.

But He also wanted it to look like He had something to do with it.

So He waited. And waited. And waited.

He owns time, did you know that?

And now, after every cotton pickin’ avenue has been exhausted.

The Romeikes are in.

Just like that.

And I’m not done.

All its glory, remember?

Okay, so…

The story goes that Abraham’s wife was barren, which means physically unable to get pregnant, and in their culture that was more than just never having babies to cuddle; it was grounds for divorce.

But, the Lord promised Abraham children, so, to make a long story short, eventually He gave Abraham’s wife one child, a son they named Isaac.

Then God told Abraham to take Isaac up to a mountain in the same area as Mt. Moriah, and to sacrifice Isaac on top of the mountain He would show him.

I believe it was the mountain they would later name Golgotha, the place of the skull, because that’s what it looked like, a human skull.

And so, ever obedient, Abraham did what God said, but at the last moment, God told him not to.

Go ahead, you can laugh.


Many centuries later, God sacrificed His OWN Son on Golgotha, as Abraham prophesied. (Genesis 22:8)

All its glory, remember?

So, the reinstatement of the Romeikes, today, after being hopelessly denied, yesterday, is a picture of salvation.

And the Holy Scripture tells us to: Stand back and see the salvation of God.

And for those who have eyes to see, that is what we are seeing today.

And this is the end of this post.

But not the end.

Not by a long shot.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

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