DRIVING BY QUITE FAST.
Did Someone Wave?
Just the reflection off a tired for-sale sign.
An overgrown yard and empty house.
I am filled with an inner trembling. It excites and frightens me.
I walk through weeds and knee-deep dried grass. I am overwhelmed with pity for this lonely house. I climb the porch steps. Shrubery long untended blocks my way. I push through. I peek through the dirty windows.
My soul groans.
I touch the door frame. Hot tears sting my eyes.
Who abandoned you?
I lay my forehead on the door.
I whisper, “I will save you, I will wash you and dress you, I will love you.”
I have kept my promise.
She is reborn.
Her windows sparkle, sunshine fills her rooms. Paint and polish have made her young again.
At night, I feel her sighs of contentment. Her happiness brings me peace. I touch her walls. I feel her strength.
She says, “I will protect you.” I say, “I will never leave you.”
We are friends, My House and I.
The first week we moved into our home my mother sat my brothers and sister down in a circle and spoke these words, ''We are a tribe and nothing shall break us apart.''
Founder, Visionary & CEO