I wore lipstick and heels and the stones moved under the thin soles of my shoes, my heels digging down into the surface of the ground.
We walked over cobblestone and pebbles and I will forever remember the way those stones felt under my feet…
Holy and altogether home.
The doors opened and we walked in together, the four of us. I sat next to her and my love sat next to him and one candle flickered, its heat warming my face.
The wait staff moved in and out of our space, pouring water and filling glasses and I laughed as the waiter explained the menu to me. He could have spoken broken English to me for hours and I would have never stopped smiling at him. I memorized his face, his hands, the way the light bounced off of his black hair…I memorized the moment.
I smile now as I turn that moment over and over again in my mind…
And yes, I’m totally doing a happy dance and counting gifts this morning! Such an honor to share at (in)courage today!
And I’m also giving thanks to Gary and Jana Brandenburg for the memory we shared at Javier’s in January of this year. You guys filled my cup and made me long for home. Thank you for serving the body at Fellowship Dallas and for making me long to know Christ more, one sermon at a time.
*And the winners of Jennie Allen’s book Anything are… Angel E. and Carrie S. Email me your address and I’ll get Amazon to drop it in the mail to you! Hope you are blessed by Jennie’s words and challenged to pray, Anything, Lord. Anything. Thanks to all who entered!