Our Own Beat

The past couple of weeks have been really great- full of swim dates and popsicles just like we planned.  And just as we're settling into a rhythm of sorts, I'm headed off to Mexico.  It's a 5 day mission trip with my church and I'm super excited about getting to go again. I hope to have lots of great stories next week.  A friend of mine loaned me his drum to take along, and I've been practicing a bit.  And it has added a whole new element, an incredible element to our little dance parties. 
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Sure they love playing along,
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They love taking turns making beats,
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especially Gabe
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So the other day I started snapping shots of them doing their thing.
And then this started to happen:
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They started raising their little hands and faces
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Without prompting or direction, with no other music but their own,
as they were playing, they were worshiping.
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especially Gabe.
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By the end of it they had all joined in
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And I hid tears behind my camera.
Because it came so naturally out of the blue,
a beautiful expression of love between these kiddos and their Creator.
Because they praised Him with such joy and abandon.
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Inspired doesn't really come close to what I felt. 

So off to Mexico I go, and I'm taking this inspiration with me, hoping joy will follow, expecting grace and mercy to rain down. I will miss my loves terribly I think.  I've never been away from them this long.  But I'm excited to see what God will do, is doing in Mexico, excited to get to be a part of it.  If you think about us pray for us, strength and peace and all that jazz.
And love, love, love. 

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One Comment to “Our Own Beat”

  1. So awesome. Have a great trip! Keep our Uncle Erin safe.

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