This morning I sent this 14 year old off to school.
It’s Homecoming here. Last night there was a bonfire, today a pep rally, tonight a football game, tomorrow a dance.
We be busy.
So later, I was replying to some comments here on my blog and I ended up clicking on something that took me way back to some of my first posts. I saw comments from my dad, which made me smile and brought a touch of sadness as well. Clicking here led to clicking there until I came across this post from a few years back that is entitled “Listen.”
I think it’s my favorite blog post of all time.
It’s a voicemail from that sweet 14 year old above when she was a bit younger. A bit more innocent. But still as fun. And crazy. And tender.
You have to listen to this message. It shows her heart.
A beautiful heart.
Here’s the original post from 2010:
My niece called me. She left the sweetest, most precious voicemail.
Before you hear more, I must tell you this.
“Mama” in the message, works in bail bonds. They were at the jail to bail someone out. Thankfully, not a member of the family…….this time.
My niece had been prostrate weeping and wailing for hours because her friend Perla couldn’t come over after she had been planning it for a whole entire week. She was devastated.
And lastly, Jesus is her homeboy.
Click on the link below. You must. It’ll make you smile, I hope.
Authors Note: It took me 17 hours, 904 online tutorials, and ten of my own dollars to learn how to post this to my blog. I have yanked every hair from my head and am now forever changed, not to mention bald. So it had better make you smile.
Thanks for listening 🙂