Let’s take a walk to the creek, I said…
and all three said yes.
So, we played in the magic of a late afternoon- in mud and in sunshine and in peace. We played until the breeze turned cold and the sun threatened to disappear… and then we turned toward the Blue House again.
The littlest called out to me from way behind,
Wait! Wait. I want to hold your hand! I just like to hold your hand.
And so I waited while her little barefoot feet inched their way over rocks and sticker-weed, finally making their way to me. And, I held her hand.
I love you, she said. I love you because you hold my hand even when it is dirty… even when I am dirty and muddy and messy, you hold my hand.
And that, dear ones, that is as close to the Gospel story as you will ever find here in this broken world.
Oh, what grace to have played a part in it.
May 11th, 2016 at 8:55 pm
Oh, friend- how do you make me cry with so few words? I think that’s a new speed record from title to tears!
May 11th, 2016 at 9:02 pm
Same here! Out of nowhere…bam, I can’t even see the kleenex box through my tears.
May 12th, 2016 at 4:24 am
May 12th, 2016 at 8:38 am
First thing in the morning, getting ready to teach and I dissolve into tears! Katie! That was the most beautiful thing I have read in a long time! Thanks for pointing the gospel out in those little moments!
You are beautiful!
May 12th, 2016 at 12:18 pm
This is so beautiful. You have such a gift with words and finding such love and beauty in small moments.
May 12th, 2016 at 12:43 pm
Amen! So very grateful for the incredible grace of God!!
May 13th, 2016 at 3:08 pm
thank you for returning here! your perspective and voice are beautiful, and i’m grateful that you’re able to share them with us again.
May 31st, 2016 at 2:55 pm
Nice to see your words!
September 25th, 2016 at 10:15 am
Katie – clicking through the links I have on my blog to catch up on yours. Oh, this is lovely. Just…lovely.
September 25th, 2016 at 10:19 am
Oh, thank you, sweet friend. I know there is not much to catch up on, but your opinion means the world to me.
September 25th, 2016 at 12:36 pm
I’ve just fallen so far behind…on everyone’s blogs and in writing my own life. I hope you’ll keep updating when you’re ready again. And my mom just told me she sends links to your blog to friends in need of pick-me-ups – those in the hospital or at a loss in life. Your influence is wider and farther than you might expect…I hope this doesn’t make you feel pressured in any way! Just keep being you.
February 4th, 2017 at 10:11 pm
We’d sure love to hear from you again sometime. Doesn’t have to be profound, just hope you and yours are doing well. I miss your voice.