I was sitting with two of my white middle-aged friends at Zaxby’s. Laughing, chatting, eating.
When she came up . . .
She was a 20ish black lady. She asked if she could ask us a question.
Of course, we said.
It was about hair. She was in cosmetology school and was wondering about certain perms that white ladies use.
But was it really about hair?
No. It was much better than that.
This brave young woman was bridging a gap. Intentionally.
She said she’s always known about one kind of hair from just one kind of friends. She wanted now to branch out, to learn more about other people.
It made my heart soar.
This is why we’ll make it.
This I how I know it will all work out.
When God sends one person to approach another person not just despite their differences, but because of their differences, we’re going to be okay.
We had a lovely chat. We did talk about hair. But we also talked about her little boy, our “strong” laughs (she said), and about our prayers for her success in her upcoming career.
It may have looked like just one black woman and three white women at Zaxby’s.
But, oh, it was so much more than that.
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