Love Is In the Detail. And In the Act.


“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

-Mary Oliver


My boys are finally done with homework. Time for me to blog some. {Yes, I know it’s Yom Kippur and they have no school and all but I give them homework when their teachers don’t. Yea, I know, but I’m thinking it’ll help get them ready for the real world. *coughcoughtigermomcoughcough*}


So today I was at the pregnancy center where I volunteer at. I was waiting for a client when a lady walked in with bags of donations. She started to take stuff out and stack them on a chair. I was amazed. Crocheted blankets and quilts, with such fine handiwork. Much like something an ecstatic grandma would make for that longed for first grandchild. If it wasn’t for the Nyquil I took last night, I would have teared up. As it was, even in my head-floating-numbed-state I was touched incredibly by what I was witnessing.

I’m not sure how much I can reveal here, I certainly don’t want to say too much out of respect for our donor’s privacy. But I guess it would be okay to say the precious pile of gifts came from a ladies group at a local church. And it would be okay to say that these ladies love to sew and crochet and whatnot. And that they all cared enough to put detail and beauty into gifts they knew were needed, even though they didn’t know who would be getting them. And I suppose it would be a must to say that the lady, in describing some of the other things she does, said something I will never forget.

She said she figured that in loving people they would see she is a Christian. Even if she doesn’t tell them she is one.


So at this point I would normally make some application to my life. But I have nothing. I figured I should just tell the story. You take it where you want to take it.

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