Riches in Waiting

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Yesterday was a wild day, mostly spent on two different buses or at the bus station in between buses as we traveled from Dunoon to Glasgow, from Glasgow to Edinburgh, and then made the return journey.

First the purple, a deep vibrant purple more intense than a lavender field. A woman at the bus station was wearing it. She was tall and it reached from her neck down to her purple boots, so there was a lot of it. And her hair was purple—except where dark roots nudged through the head bouquet. The purple woman has absolutely nothing to do with this blog, except that some things once seen can’t be unseen and when I close my eyes, the inside of my eyelids are swathed in purple.

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Then the revolving glass door. I ran into it. Twice. The first time I almost panicked because the people in the other two sections of the glass door had a way out, but I was in the middle of a glass tunnel with no escape route. That just reaffirmed what I already knew: I am not and will never be a “city” person. I belong in the country with birds, wildlife, trees, grass, wildflowers—even purple ones.

Finally, we arrived at our destination, after a short ride scrunched into the backseat of a car so tightly that no one could even fasten their seatbelt. And we met Savannah. We picked up the tiny merle rough collie puppy and told her we would be her new parents soon and that her name was Savannah. When we left, I called, “Savannah,” and out of the mix of swirling, climbing collie puppies, she was the only one who looked up. She looked up at us and watched us until we were out of sight. Some things are worth waiting for, worth an all-day bus ride, worth getting trapped inside revolving glass doors, worth purple on the inside of the eyelids. Savannah is one of those things.

“Those who wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

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9 thoughts on “Riches in Waiting

  1. Aww…thanks for your comment. It was amazing and I get teary-eyed looking at the pictures. We lost our collie Angel Joy more than a year ago and the house has been empty and cold without a furry family member. Have a great rest of the week. God bless.

  2. As always, your blogs are life affirming and reveal the beauty inside a world that often seems full of ugliness. Your faith and your perspective bloom in your work. As for Savannah–she will be a blessing and be blessed. I know first hand what joy she’ll bring to you and Alan. And vice versa!

  3. Oh Steph, it’s true. Savannah is absolutely worth everything! I am sure she’ll mean the world to you! I am very envious… I’m sorry, envy is wrong, but I am….I’m also very glad for you xxx

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