a woman ... tentatively exploring the Creator who intelligently and divinely grants her the dignity of
free will while laying out a plan for every breath of her life before she was a heartbeat in a living womb
Sunday, September 25, 2011
I am up at 3am with a stuffy nose. I go downstairs and heat a mug of water. As I sip it the steam helps me breath easier. From the darkness of our kitchen, I look out at our neighbors' homes. Down the block a kitchen light is on. The young couple, their two daughters and a golden retriever live there. In the house on the corner the faint glow of a television says someone is probably awake, could easily be Dad. The boys are out of high school now, their cars no longer fill his driveway. Next door to Dad and the boys, there is a light on in the living room of the single mom, a woman with an outgoing daughter who attends elementary school. The other day the girl stopped by on her bike to share the news! She is taking her first ballet lessons this fall.
I don't know their names. We are not truly neighbors, just people living in houses in the same neighborhood, a community of strangers.