Time has passed quickly for this mother of a 21 year old daughter
on her own
without the need of her mama.
But this mom still needs the comfort of checking in, being able to look her in the eyes
gauge her well being
see her smile
hear her laugh
listen to her heart.
She met me, this beautiful girl of mine, half way between home and college
to share a plate of cheesy fries
and a piece of French Silk pie.
I began telling her of those things that are beginning to worry me about my upcoming trip to Haiti-
lack of sleep
early morning rising
barking guard dogs
and noisy middle-of-the-night generators.
And this girl, my girl who I can't convince to go to church
who has walked away
from God for this time....
.....she speaks truth to my heart......
"Maybe God wants you to have to depend on Him for
while you are there, even the little things."
My jaw may have fallen into the french silk pie.
I smile at her, completely amazed
and I wonder at the unexpected avenue that God has chosen to remind me of His
and provision of truth.
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength"
Jesus covers it all