Oct 19, 2013
an unexpected visitor
an unexpected visitor came into our home last night, slipping in while the rain drops pounced off our windows. not forcefully, but gently, she planted herself in my heart while we laid with eyes shut. when i woke, she filled my thoughts, not darkness that had greeted me each morning for what felt like lifetimes.
she whispered life and heaven and redemption in my ears, as i rolled over to look at the eyebrows and shoulders and tousled brown hair next to me that i'd grown so comfortable with but that had altered my life so.
she, Hope, wasn't expected, yet she was so very welcomed, because she had just hours before seemed to have been a forgotten friend that had no plans of journeying back to me. she had felt very far off and unable to be convinced to come for a visit, despite my tearful requests.
as she laid next to me on our striped gray and white sheets, i wondered how long she would stay, but then decided those thoughts should be forgotten. because she was here as a gift, and although i did not know for how long she would choose to stay in my home, i wanted her to be welcomed.