A Sign of Hope
As I looked out the window of the Hope House today I relished in a moment of simplicity... the simple act of teeter-tottering with friends brought me back to a time and place when I myself as a little girl enjoyed the teeter-totter. I thought back to the joy of using my legs to push so hard that we tried to bump the other person in the air. I had to breathe in a little as I exhaled at this sight wondering… did I truly appreciate it then like I would now?
These girls still live simple, yet EVERYTHING to them is so big in the way that they appreciate what we see as insignificant. They appreciate their family day visits for the ones that get them, they appreciate the hugs and kindness of strangers there to love on them, they appreciate sitting and snapping pictures with you while not being concerned about the perfect angle... they appreciate teetering with friends on a warm sunny day!
Thinking about these moments at the Hope House and the people in the jungles of Ecuador, it puts you in a place of what I would call “moments of treasure...” moments that seem to almost stand still and show us why we get overwhelmed and sad going back to the states. I mean… we can give and receive the kind of love that only God can bind between strangers from opposite worlds. I am grateful for this simple moment because it’s moments like this that get you grounded again. #hopehouse2019