thanks for making lauren actually believe my last name is pronounced "spitch." lil noob.
dear mustafa, zainab, aboot, & ahmed,
you four are like my happiest moments these days. i love bein with you.
dear anyone who ever texts me "how are you doing?" so sincerely and kindly,
i'm so sorry! i'm absolutely terrible at that question. ugh.
dear hat from the dollar store,
thanks for bein that color and that price (aka, one dollar). lexi lex is QUITE excited boutchyou.
dear small things with great love by margot starbuck,
i can't shut up about you. i love you so much. i wish i had you memorized. i wish your author and i were besties.
dear zach and ron's kitchen windows,
i wish you would come to minnesota and live with me. i would love you better than they can!
i bet you are so so happy to have your son, pastor steve, with you now. i bet there's a lot of rejoicing over a life so well lived. but there are a lot of sad people still here and we need your comfort. thank you for creating him and for his life.
dear all of my friends, everywhere (aka, chicago, germany, milwaukee, madison, faribault, two rivers, menomonie, eau claire, maple grove & minneapolis & st paul),
you're all absolutely incredible. every stinkin one. it's the biggest honor being loved by you, you all live unique, beautiful lives and you teach me how to love Jesus each in unique and irreplaceable ways. i can't believe that out of all the humans that ever existed, you're the ones i get to know and bump lives with. i'm humbled and honored and so so loved by you all.
dear pastor dave,
i saw you this morning across the sanctuary take your glasses off and wipe your eyes with a kleenex after worship. that heart you have. so easily moved. thanks. i want a heart like yours.
dear little bird hopping outside this big, bright, sunny window at spyhouse,
you're SO cute. oh my gosh.
dear Jesus (again),
thank you for teaching me all the time about holding material things loosely and letting things go. because you are so good am i able to trust you and hold everything else so loosely. you are so trustworthy. thank you for teaching me how to get over myself.