Blogs are where you can share your heart. So I am sharing my heart with you.
This girl. I can't imagine my life without this girl. I met her once. Spent a grand total of less than three hours with her. Will probably never hold her again. Gracie was in my arms most of the afternoon. We laughed and we 'talked'. We had a language barrier but that didn't stop us from having a wonderful time with each other. We ran around pointing at everyone on our team saying "Blan!", (The creole word for white) laughing. Once I had to put her down to go paint a bench. When I came back, I saw her walking home with her brother. I felt an instant ache. Then I almost cried when she pulled away from him and despite his yelling, ran back to me when she glanced behind her and saw me. I held her tight as the team packed up. Everyone was getting on the tap taps and I was called to join them. I had to put her down. I had to let go. I handed her to her brother with an aching feeling. I laid my hands on her, kissed her and told her that Jezi (Jesus) loves her as I reluctantly turned away. As we started down the driveway, she waved and then I really cried because I probably will never see my little angel again. I love you Gracie. I will never, ever forget you. You have stolen a piece of my heart and I will see on the other side of eternity someday. Always remember that Jezi loves you. He will always love you. And I will always love you.