To be chosen is quite the honor - especially by one so pure, so innocent, so willing to love.
Josie, the young lady seriously injured in the wreck that killed Taylor Renee, has been accepted by two prestigious grad schools. She calls us each time she receives another acceptance letter with a happy giggle and a cute story about her efforts to avoid adulthood. No one tells her she passed her years on earth with the wisdom and endurance of a seasoned adult two summers ago.
Brynne, Ashley and Aubrey, Sister's high school girl friends, are each married - chosen by three young men who love them well. Brynne and Aubrey are avidly pursuing promising careers and Ashley will finish her nursing degree this spring. Aldyn will marry in June to a man sister never met face to face but of whom, she always approved. Carlie continues to excel in medical school, and Mackie is pouring light into young people as a teacher in a OKC metro area school.
KendallMay, Tay's sophomore roommate, lives and works in New York City -setting the world on fire with her creativity and her pure heart and allowing me to live vicariously through her experiences.
Tonight, I spent three short brief minutes with the sunset. It's final moments burned thinly red against at the horizon before low lying clouds overtook the last of the day's untimely warmth with the greying purple befitting February.
Can't see red and not think of Sister. As I pulled into the driveway unsatisfied with dusk, I looked again at the sky and while the burning horizon had faded, the shadow of red's haze lined the underbelly of the clouds just over my house.
It's good to be chosen.
Chosen to work for children - a mission field rich with unbridled needs
Chosen by friends who loved well - gifts then and now
Chosen by someone else's daughter - a simple joy
Chosen by friends who are Love's hands and feet - an obedience of faith
Chosen by a God who knows how to turn a sky Red - a promise of heaven.