Excerpt from Never Let Go:
May 28, 2005. Another blink, and Callie is all grown up and starting a whole new chapter in her life.
I think back to our little baby, the one who talked us into getting so many pets throughout the years—rabbits, pygmy goats, a pot-bellied pig, a horse named Dixie, cats and hedgehogs and countless dogs. Her favorite was a blue healer named Sassy who was part of our lives for fourteen years. Callie has always been a nurturer.
I think of the day Mac baptized her at a worship service. Seeing her born as a baby and then born again in Christ was something we cherished with each of the children.
We’re all lined on Destin beach with emerald-green waves crashing up behind Jacob, Mac, and the groomsmen. The groom’s eyes are glued on Callie as she walks toward him. I’ll never forget the look on Jacob’s face as he watches Callie walk down a sandy aisle. She looks like a princess in her fairy-tale bridal gown, walking down a sand dune with her big brother, Heath, giving her away while Mac performs the ceremony.
I take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.
Callie and Jacob share hearts full of hope and longing for new adventures.
And again, nobody can know the hope and adventures that will arrive in Solomon, Silar, Sayla-Jewell and Summit.
Nobody except God, of course.