I had a dream last night about my friend Sonia from Spain.

I used to have a coffee with Sonia and Ana almost every morning after we would drop our kids off at school.

We would talk about everything - every week Sonia and Ana would hear about my highs and lows, about my menu plan, about my longings to see our church authentically follow Jesus - - everything.

So I dreamt about Sonia last night
I dreamt that she made a surprise visit to see me in Mexico City. 
and I cried.
I was so happy to see her.  I bawled my eyes out.

this dream has been lingering with me all day long.  I think about it and my heart aches.  

Part of moving away from Spain meant leaving behind people that I loved.
people that God - the creator of relationships - had woven into the tapestry of my life.
and moving away meant maybe not seeing Sonia again.

and this
is one of our hopes for eternity, don't you think?
that our relationships aren't broken?
that there is no threat of final goodbyes?

and that
is why I will keep begging God to pour out mercy and grace in Sonia's life;
I will plead with him to enrapture her heart with his love,
I will write Sonia a letter this week


  1. I had to smile when I read this... I had a day like this today. My friend is only 16 hour away, but it feels like continents at times. I will pray for your friend, and you. I think I will write a letter too. :)

  2. Beautiful.

    I think I have some praying and letter-writing of my own to do...

  3. actually, this post makes me emotional. . .I guess I've been thinking about and experiencing long distance relationships of late. Yes, letters are good.

  4. I've been wondering about your heart as you have started over again so completely. Thanks for sharing it, and may God's grace fill you and Sonia.

  5. I stumbled across your blog. . . and I took a moment just now to pray for your friend Sonia, as I also have a dear friend whom the Lord took 800 miles away and I am begging God the same things for her heart. . .