Angie Mabry-Nauta

Angie Mabry-Nauta is a minister of the word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She is a member of the Redbud Writer’s Guild.

I bathed my 10-and-a-half-year-old daughter and washed her hair for the first time in at least six years. Thanks to her broken ring finger on her right hand, and a midnight blue fiberglass cast that can’t get wet, she needs help. At first, it felt odd to me, cleansing this independent and maturing child of mine. The last time that I did this, her body was mushy with adorable baby fat, and the tub was filled with bath toys.
December 14, 2014