God is not a distant being without form or shape. He is nearer than we know, ready to save us (sometimes physically, always spiritually). His understanding of us is intimate. Beneath this awesome expanse of a universe, amid all the glittering stars and planets carved by His hand, He really does notice the sparrow when it falls. (Ali and Sami’s birth story here.)
Our family made a list of what we love about each of them, what they’re good at, who they really are.
Before we left to walk home, Sami reached out for Ali’s hand. “Grab it!” she called. “Ali, grab on!”
They slipped past each other once,