A Beautiful Meeting

There he was…dark haired, mustached, tall and lean…just as in their youth. She’d heard, then saw him looking for tools in the workroom, his mannerisms reminding her of Dad, purposeful and precise.

Decades pulled them from each other, stretched like taffy. Previous grand gatherings dwindled with growing families, varying interests, different friends, the pandemic; all gradually replaced by social media, a phone call, holiday texts, an occasional visit. It was a loss, a diminishing of something fine and precious, perhaps a natural downhill progression, like mingled river headwaters separating in their long run towards the sea.

The years sculpted them differently, him more liberal, her more conservative. Yet their abiding love was unbroken, ultimately stronger than taffy. They stood looking at each other, he explaining what he was looking for, she amazed he was there. A soul meeting of sorts, a moment of reconnection, understanding flowing over things previously barred, walls of disagreements disappearing. Lumps and holes in their taffy being smoothed and filled as life kept folding and stretching them, this time bringing them closer again.

It was delightful for both, his eyes twinkling while speaking words she longed to hear. She captured that moment in the Love of her heart, writing it down for her eyes and mind to see. For a memory, an encounter, a dream, every occurrence spent in sweet communion with those one holds dear is a priceless gift in a world bent on pulling families apart.

There is a want deep within
To be accepted, understood
Something human souls long for
Commune with others, what is good
A family sort of thing

Yet human life has its points
Of challenges and disconnect
Joys and hurts all swirled in
Imperfect persons seeking yet
To be loved and heard

Love came down on Christmas Day
To live a Life that demonstrates
The way of Love and Listening
What it means to truly make
Relations in harmony

Thank You, God, for keeping us
Connected even when we’re stretched
For all we learn from life shared
With others’ lives ours intersects
On this journey back to You


LORD Jesus, thank You for Your abiding, unending Love! Thank You for loved ones who so richly bless our lives. Let us love one another as You have loved us. In Your name, Amen.

Romans 8:38-39 NKJV “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Matthew 12:50 “For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”

Psalms 22:27 “All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the Lord,
And all the families of the nations
Shall worship before You.”

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