I’m excited for two decades from now.
I’m excited to reno an old farm house. To paint the walls white and laugh at the plaster in your hair. To rip up the floor boards and squeal at what we find underneath. To replace the shingles and ask ourselves one hundred times what on earth we got ourselves into.To make it our own.
I’m excited to see lines at the corners of your eyes that spread out towards your hair. I’m excited to see your hair change colour and length and cut. I want to wake up beside your smile, with two extra decades of happiness, triumph, and pain behind it.
I can’t wait to bring you home flowers because you stubbed your toe on the way to shower that morning. To sit in front of the fireplace with you on a late December night with comfortable silence between us that only decades can bring. To tie a tire swing in the tree out back during a lazy July afternoon and watch your head fall back, full of laughter.
I’m excited to slam the doors. To scream at each other from opposite ends of the painted hallways. To give it up to you because it’ll never ever ever be worth it to see you upset.
I’m excited for when we make up.
I’m excited to hear a baby crying. To hear little feet trotting down the hallway before jumping into our bed. For the late nights figuring out how we’re going to pay for groceries and back to school clothes and daycare and the mortgage.
I’m excited for two decades from now. I know I’ve told you this countless times- but all this crazy bullshit is worth it, as long as you’re there waiting for me at the finish line.
If any of you jokers out there are part of the 30% that do nothing in any general election, than, OK I understand that you have learned that it is important to render unto God what is Gods. But don’t forget that Jesus said to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s. And the privilege of freedom and democracy and voting rights have been given to us in order that in the Providence of God, not operating by divine fiat or miraculous intervention, but through the sensible response of his children in the spirit of the age, things may be turned around. And, it may be done, not as a result of pastors getting agitated in the pulpit, but it will be done as a result of people stepping out of the pews to say “Jesus wins, we understand that. Jesus is coming back, we understand that too. But in the meantime we have a responsibility to live in our culture and to be influences upon our culture. And therefore, God being our helper, we will do what we can.”
good god almighty
|—||John Lennon (via modernhepburn)|