When Jennifer comes in to church we know we're in for a struggle. She continues to fall deeper and deeper into her addictions and truly cannot sit still for very long. Today she walked in late, sat down and clapped a pair of shoes together then got back up and came to find me at the back, ready to try to calm her down and get her back in her place.
She took me by the hand and led me out of the room then the next thing I knew she was on floor
Trying to pry this shoes around my feet. "Mom, I brought you some shoes" she says, and continues to work on them. I helped her put them on and she finally stood up, gave me a big hug and went back in to church. The shoes are about 2 sizes too small but I wore those shoes proudly for the next 20 minutes until she left.
I am amazed on a daily basis at how sweet and giving they can be in the midst of their extremely difficult lives. I pray that I am able to touch their lives in some small measure of the way they are touching mine.