It's time to pull up your chair. Do you know you have one here in this space we call Soli Deo Gloria? You do. It's reserved every week only for you. This place would be different if you weren't here and we miss you when you are gone. This is a place filled with women who seek to honor your words, you heart, your tears, and your laughter. Scooch in close. You won't want to miss a word.
my fingers interlace her hair
and i am struck by the colors of the strands,
the light against the darker
and as i wrap the band
securing the braid,
it looks like cornsilk,
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and weave it with someone like her
and will it come out in
beautiful bands of color?
sometimes i feel so dark
and i'm afraid i'm squelching
and i feel that this role of motherhood,
i'm tainting somehow.
and i wonder if i was ever cut out for this job anyway,
this job of braiding cornsilk.
the knots ensnare me
and the pulling causes pain
and what if
she sees me as a harsh detangler?
my heart is to comb gently, you know,
but there is this impatience in me.
i want her to know that i love braiding
her cornsilk hair.
i want her to know that i love weaving life
with her and her sister.
i want her to know that our contrasts have the
power to behold beauty.
but i'm prone to tangles, too.
and i'm just praying that she remembers
the smooth hands
and the careful entwining,
and the banding together,
three cords strong.
and i'm just praying she remembers
the interlacing fingers,
the hands that pray,
the hands that hold.
and i'm just praying that despite my tangles
we weave together trust,
that we are banded in love,
three cords strong.
i'm just praying...
SDG Community Builder: If you happen upon a post this week outside of our SDG group, would you extend an invitation into this space?
(oh, and funny story: Last week one of our sweet sisters emailed me, asking me "where is the link so I can pull up my chair?" I had forgotten to set up the linky before I went out of town. Love that even though we are virtual, this group feels so tangible.)
(oh, and one more thing -- a fellow SDG sister and my friend from my youth group days is starting her own photography business. She's having a giveaway -- will you check out her site or like her on FB? It's called Anchor & Key.)
linking also with Laura and Shanda