You think I am being funny; you don't realize the job she has. I don't think in straight lines; there is seldom a pattern to anything that I do, except showing up each morning with a Sonic Diet Coke. Nevertheless, she remains as constant as my diet coke fix. Occasionally providing me with said fix., KB sees a need and fills a need. She worries about our principals and our students and continually over delivers. I am sure I will never know just how much she has carried for me - but I know she has a faithful heart.
Ashley asked days ago to come visit me. Her bohemian spirit and sweet smile arrived tonight. Her naturally curly hair pulled back by a navy, floral headband, she eased into the living room and grilling Wade about school and girls and homework Before she left, she offers, "Mamawitch, do I need to get the girls together over here over Christmas?" My heart can't break anymore , but the scar tissue tears. I remind her I can't be an obligation, but I am always good for a Disney movie and popcorn. What a faithful heart her mother raised.
Aubrey Nicole talks to me every day; sometimes she texts multiple times. I think God has given her to me as a mirror. So often she writes exactly what I am thinking. We are lost; we are angry; we miss Taylor - but Aubrey's pain reminds me that we have to live; we have to thrive; we have to cry and then fight for happiness. We have to continue to be a light to those around us. She is unwittingly my accountability partner and faithful to her friend's mother.
Riley. Julie's oldest daughter. Julie traveled with me on a work related trip to Dallas this week. I thought she was going to shop for Christmas- turns out she just knew I needed company. She worked in the hotel room while I attended the conference. Julie, a soul who always causes me to laugh, was content to just sit with me each night. She left her three children and her husband for two nights and two days because she has a faithful heart, because she won't let her friend close off. Her whole family greeted us in the driveway Wednesday night when we pulled in, but her daughter, Riley, she stood and waited to hug my neck. Her mother's daughter, loyal and faithful. Then sings my soul.
#golighttheworld ladies. You light the corner of my heart.