But this time I almost crashed because I was happy.
The sign said Steller...and looked like this.
OHHHH JOY! I had hoped that the remodeling that was happening on the corner near the Methadone Clinic would bring something good into the community. But I hadn't dared dream this far....Steller Hair was settling into my part of the woods? Tacky happy dance in my heart - because I love and have stalked from afar the story of Katie and the birthing of Steller Hair. I will resist telling stories about 'knowing Katie when" because that would demonstrate how truly old I am....and I will refuse to drag up anything like photos from years ago when I was wearing jumpers and she was...well...a teen. :)
But I do want to say that in this season it feels as if the circle of friends is drawing closer, stronger, tighter around us. Twice this summer I have snuck across the street, slipped through Steller's doorway and settled into Steven's chair on days when the weight of life is pressing in harder than I can bear......
And I have been blessed.
More than simply a hair cut.
Or a quite place.
Or some nice people who are not mad at me.
I have been loved on.
By almost strangers-
and some who know me a little
But people who's hearts call out to mine
and make me want to hug them hard
and call them my people
I want to drag home and feed them
I want to pray for them
and laugh with them
for an hour
they took the time
Be real with me
To breath in
and breath out
and to live in fellowship with me
in a way that refreshed my heart
so I could cross the street
and follow the path
and get back into everything that needed doing.
When the idea of Steller Hair was formed it came not simply as a business plan but also as part of a larger story that God had woven together as part of Katie's life. I see something amazing brewing here and I am excited to watch it happen. What could be better? Great prices? Great location? Great people? And the spirit to love and embrace those who walk through the doorway and trust their hands...God is at work in this place and I hope you will have the joy of sharing in it also.