not being left to cry alone.
bandaging open wounds until they heal.
someone to color with.
seeing beyond what is visible to what is true.
being willing to be chalk covered and so tired you mix three languages and speak nonsense.
making time and space for each others special needs (we ALL have them).
grace for those who fear what they do not understand.
rainbows on paper and cement and us.
patience in the waiting.
taking time to guard a gate to a world that might bring harm.
hugs and smiles when you feel more like a good cry.
like laying aside the necessary and the pressing for the eternal that outweighs them all.
trusting Jesus really does have a plan for getting done that which needs getting done. He really, really does.
those who have been forgiven much, rescued from life’s deepest pits coming tenderly to the rescue of this one still struggling to find the light.
sitting on a mat on a hot July afternoon with some of heaven’s greatest treasures.
Love looks like lessons in Mercy.
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