Conversations…One of The Best Presents

“Is Daddy okay?’

“He is pretty sick. Just a step backward, from the medicine…I think.”

“Should I be worried?”

“No, we shouldn’t be worried.”

“Like that Bible verse from Matthew about the birds…if He takes care of the birds, He will take care of you.”

“Yes…exactly.  This is where He meets us.”

“You are good at this.”

“I have had a lot of practice.  You are just getting started.”

“I thought…before all of this happened, that my life was way too easy.  That it was almost perfect.  But, then it seemed like everything fell apart, but it didn’t.  Daddy’s eyes are better than they were before.”

“Yes.  God showed us many things this year.  And He is still showing us things.  This…this…is what it is all about…”

“You have been really mad at God sometimes…”

“Yes, and God can handle it.  He meets me there. God shows up.  He always does.  Not in the way we want, but in the way we need.”

“I see it, Mom.  I see it.”

Yeah, lacrosse doesn’t really matter.  Performances do not matter.   Mother’s Day doesn’t matter .  This conversation.  Watching my child grow in only ways that God can do…this is what it is all about…our girls discovering how to paint beauty with the ashes.


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