Born again

We stand in the dark.

His head on my shoulder, chest to chest we sway without sound.

Steps away, floating up, in. We hear it:

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…

His voice, deep, steady, slightly wandering off key.


And his voice, high, tender, slightly trailing behind.


This duet I’ve never heard before.

(Can I sear it into my memory forever?)

I listen, I hear. I breathe, I receive.

And it is amazing – this Grace – that finds us and keeps us and covers us.

He and I dance to the truth sung by husband, father… son, brother.

Little room, wide open spaces.

Simple prayers whispered in the holiest of moments –

Hold us, Lord. Help us.

Find us here.

(And move us.)

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


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