Phone in hand. She laughed at a text. One hand on the wheel, the other on her phone. The radio blasting her favorite song. Her best friend in the seat beside her, heading to the shore.
Windows down, wind tossing their long locks about. Summer’s heat warmed the leather back seat, where suitcases lay.
She showed the text to her best friend, who laughed and gave advice of how to reply.
A reply that was almost finished, and almost sent by a teenage girl whose hair was tossed about, who almost made it to the shore with her best friend.
The band’s music echoed throughout the entire room, it’s melodies soothing my anxieties, while the lyrics had me singing love songs to my Saviour. My body swaying to the rhythm, and my eyes closed.
There He was. No, not a tangible figure, but He was with me. I could feel Him. His peace wrapping around me, warming me and calming me.
He whispered to me He had never left, and would never leave me. He truly loved me. I could feel Him smiling as He assured me.
No one else in my life had kept such promises.
I smiled back.
He held a quarter in his hand, and extended it to the child.
“Go ahead, touch it!”
The child paused, looked up at his mommy. She nodded and smiled warmly, indicating he would be okay to do as the man said.
He took his thumb out of his mouth and used only his pointer finger to poke the coin.
The man chuckled, and closed his hand.
The child sucked his thumb again, wondering just what this silly man was doing. When the man put his hand up to his ear, he laughed!
Out came the quarter from his ear!
I’d heard about it before- and when I walked up to it, it was just as it sounded.
Three floors, all made with a simple kind of wood. Rough, raw wood with no fancy staining- but it didn’t need that to make it a magical place. Snow was piled all around, and it added to the enticing mystery of the tree house. Christmas tree lights were wrapped around the railings, giving a sense of character, and two zip lines connected to the first floor.
Speechless and amazed I stood, overlooking the land that surrounded the tree house.
What beautiful surroundings!