It was a chilly winter-night. Christina was walking in the snow. It had been a pretty slow day, nothing special had happened and she was tired of sitting at home all day so she decided to take a walk. While she was walking and looking around at the white trees and streets, a little girl came up to her.
As the girl walked over to her, Christina noticed that this girl almost had something magical. Even in the pure white snow, the girl was glowing. She looked really pure and peaceful. When the girl was standing next to her, she said: “Hey christina, how are you?” Christina was a little disturbed by this strange girl asking her this question, but she responded:”What is there to say? I’m just living my life day by day, it’s not really exciting, but I quess this is normal.” Then the girl looked directly into her eyes, with a fierce gaze and said: Come, I want to show you something. And Christina followed her.
All of a sudden they were both standing in another world. Amazingly, at first sight this world looked no different than the world they had just left, but when you looked closer you could see that in here, everything seemed alive. The snow was whiter and colder, the sun shone brighter. You could taste the air and see words floating around in it. Words like ‘love, forgiveness, laughter.’ What was also really funny was that everything had a little sparkle in it, although Christina thought that might just be because it was winter in here too.
But the most striking about this place was that from the moment she arrived there, Christina just felt her heart growing bigger and bigger. Not literally ofcourse, but somehow she felt that all of the feelings she kept in her heart suddenly became clearer, and more intense. It was so much for her that not long after she felt this, tears were coming from her eyes. She looked at the girl, wondering who she was and why she had brought her here. But the girl just looked at her and said: “Wait.”
While Christina waited, thoughts kept coming to her mind, memories from years ago, even physicial experiences she hadn’t felt for a long time. She felt like everything she had been feeling just a few moments ago, while she was taking a walk in the snow, was growing bigger and coming out of her. This went on for some time, and it was a very intense experience for her. Until one moment, when she felt like it was done. At this time, she just had one word left in her heart: Daddy.
So that’s what she started to say: “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! Are you here? I’ve wanted to see you for so long now. Are you here?” While she was yelling, a thick cloud of darkness came floating towards her. Anyone in this situation would’ve been scared, it’s not everyday that you get pulled into another world and you see a thick dark cloud coming towards you. But for Christina it was different: you see, when just then al here feelings were being released, she noticed that she also didn’t feel any of her fears anymore. This place brought her a safety that was totally new to her. So when the cloud came drifting towards her, the only thing she could see was the mighty and strong man that was in it, her father. And when he had reached her he came out of it and took her up from the ground into his arms. He pulled her against his chest.
Until that moment this world had been filled with occasional sounds, a few songs, and with ryhtms of instruments that Christina had never heard in her world. But when her daddy took her into his arms, the whole world became silent. It was a respectful silence. And the world, the trees, the animals, the people were all in awe of these two people meeting. And it lasted long. You couldn’t count it though, because there was no time in this world. While her father was holding Christina, this is what he said: “Daughter.”