Today I cried, the types of tears I cry when I'm at a mountains peek or engulfed in the salty air of the ocean boundless horizon. Tears that well up out of my heart's depth as I am humbled by beauty and strength that are one. Today I didn't have to climb Whitney to find that tear, I found it in humanity as our hearts beat to the same drum of love, all coming for their own unique reasons, but all standing for those whose voice was not heard, for those who have been alone in their fight to freedom. Today we were all just humans standing united in love.
Crochet & Community ... just a couple of my favorite things! One of my favorite makers to follow (@the.hook.nook) has started an online facebook community group. This group is full of fun, encouragement, and creativeness!!! A lovely lady of the group even started a gift exchange so this fun triangle scarf is heading to my Secret Valentine soon along with some other goodies! I am loving making these hearts and adding them to everything! :)
Jet had a little money in his wallet and has been asking for ice cream. I drove him a couple of blocks down the street and we pulled into the Dairy Queen drive-thru right behind a bright red Habersham County Fire Department truck. In line, we chatted a little bit about the truck and how it's cool the fire department has regular trucks too, and not just the giant trucks with all the gadgets and hoses and such. We pulled up to the speaker and I let Jet unbuckle his seatbelt and lean out the window and place his order, gripping his wallet proudly. When we got to the window to pay, Jet's smile got even bigger as the cashier informed him that the gentleman in the fire truck had paid for his ice cream. He didn't owe her a thing. After much smiling and THANK YOUS and OH MY GOODNESSES, we drove back home, his wallet and and heart...still full.
So, while the rest of America is going absolutely bonkers this weekend, I am spending my day with this boy, basking in the kindness of community. Because this. This is where the future is.
Thanks to all my friends who marched today. Love you all for your commitment and voice. Meanwhile I'm marching my own march at the happiest place on earth maintaining international relations with New Zealand! Love my Kiwi friends. #connection#community#friendsforlife#justicematters