I come to you between the lines,
in the places no one else can see
where seeds lie dormant under snow
waiting through cracks in the pavement.
Here is where you are to be found -
where no one is looking,
I will find you.
When relationships lag behind
expectations that cannot be met,
when the longing for a rekindling
of connection leaves us feeling bereft -
It is here I meet you.
You make for me a home
where Advent light realigns
the needs of family and friends
both near and far -
I will see you.
When I miss the people
who are no longer a part of my life,
when the children wake up
on the excitement of long ago mornings,
and when I look forward to so much
it cannot be contained -
it is here
I will find you again.