Have you ever thought about the chairs at Starbucks?
They have held wedding planners and marriage counselors.
They have heard prayer, scriptures and gossip.
They have held me up as I talked to a young friend who was in tears.
They have held up a friend as she talked to me who was in tears.
They have studied accounting, literature, biology and theology, to name a few.
They have wondered why the stickers on a man's computer entirely contradict the fact that he is a pastor.
They have heard the same Starbucks songs over and over and over and over.
They work very long hours, from early morning to late at night.
They know my "usual" is a tall vanilla latte and my husband's is a grande bold coffee.
They have been our spot for discussions and computer research about adoption, foster care and, I'd like to think, have cheered us on.