It was the day after Onna and Noah’s wedding and the beginning of “the goodbyes”. Our whole family had been together for a glorious weekend and now we were going our separate ways … for a long time.
Katie packed up her car to drive back to Milwaukee. Phil, Emily and I lingered with her in the driveway, chatting about the wedding. The weather. Plans for one more visit. As we walked to the car, Katie’s eyes filled with tears. I put my arms around her and whispered, “tell me what you’re thinking, sweetie.” She was quiet for a moment as we embraced.
We looked at each other wide-eyed and then burst out laughing.The heaviness of the moment lifted. We marveled and delighted in the timing and arrival of this little creature and dried our tears. We all agreed that an albino squirrel had saved the day.
We’re all going to be okay. Thank you, Jesus.