But not an argument you'd expect.
|This is the picture. Edie wanted me to use it.|
Again, it wasn't what you'd expect.
You see, several years ago, Edie Melson was celebrating that she'd lost 100 pounds. I was thrilled for her! She pulled up a computer picture at her heaviest, back in 2006.
When she turned the screen to me, I promptly said, "Oh, I didn't know you then."
That's when the argument started.
Her response? "Yes, you did."
Me? "No, I didn't. I never knew you at that weight."
"Yes, you did." She pulled up the date of the picture.
My mouth dropped.
She was right!
I was stunned.
Her response, though, was precious. "You didn't see it because you loved me."
She was right once again.
I never saw her as her weight.
I saw her as my friend.
As a great writer, a great critique partner.
That's when I realized how powerful love can be.
How it can change how I see others.
It's not about what someone looks like.
It's about seeing their heart.
It's about the relationships we have with each other.
This idea of what love sees didn't originate with me.
It starts with God.
How God looks at us with love.
How he sees straight to our hearts.
I'm thankful to have caught a glimpse of his love through an argument.
An argument I was happy to lose!
Look at Edie now! Beautiful as ever.....