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Perfect Medicine for a Tender Heart

Taylor has lots of hobbies and passions. Coffee isn’t the only one? Nope. Besides food and beverage consumption, Taylor loves to read and write. Her room is filled with planners, note pads, shopping lists, journals, books, magazines... Rarely, can we take her anywhere, without a stack or book bag in tow. Even if it’s a 5-minute ride to pick up dry cleaning. Doesn’t matter. She loves her precious bundles. Her favorite? Impossible. She loves it all really. Disney, movies, television, children’s poems, pop inspired, spiritual, Christian, early readers, decorating, cooking, architecture, mountain living, home styes, music, art…I’m tired just thinking about all her reading interests. Basically, she's all heart and soul with a desire to experience and decorate the world.

Miss Tay and I are currently reading a brand-new book. A good book, filled with personal stories and insight. The God Who Stays, by Matthew West, Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and author. Matthew is a long-time friend. Taylor calls him her BFF. Because Taylor loves him so very deeply, she is experiencing a lot of emotions about this book. Pride in abundance overflowing. As a bit of back-story, Miss Tay was born with Down Syndrome and a life-threatening, congenital heart defect. Taylor’s tender heart is equally her strength and weakness. Too little emotion makes it hard to communicate and too much can go from simple anxiety to actual medical episodes. No worries, she handles it all like a rock star! She just needs a little extra navigation and tender loving care. Given her incredible and sensitive heart, we agreed to only read digestible amounts of Matthew's book, while out on excursions. It’s working for us, this wonderful blend of outside distraction and my close availability. Taylor is thoroughly enjoying the book. Seeing the sparkle in her eyes…priceless.

So far, Taylor read while sipping a latte at a charming, coffee shop, while having lunch at a local establishment and even while savoring her seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte in anticipation of the first football game. Go KC Chiefs!

We are reading and savoring this new adventure, together. And we are doing it two cups full, at a time. Mutually open. Mutually surprising. Mutually beneficial.

Be present. Be aware. Be kind. And…discover the joy in it. Many happy adventures await!

Kimsey's Coffee, Argyle, TX

Kimsey's Coffee, Argyle, TX

Taylor Gibson Reading Excursion

Taylor Gibson Reading with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice

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