Some times my heart feels so full that it hurts.
Last night was one of those times.
I participated in a Point In Time Count...
one night when across the nation there is a
window, a snapshot of how many people are without shelter.
We were to count the homeless in Eau Claire -
a challenge to know this number in a respectful way.
We began the night at a community meal...
My partner for the evening was my son, Ian.
I watched him work with others....helping a young girl find just the right
color toothbrush from the box of give-aways.
Handing out blankets, socks...without question, suspicion or judgement.
Walking with me, reaching out to others, wondering about the disparity and
offering empathy & compassion.
There - when he could have been home.
There - without complaint.
There - because...just because.
So pardon my pride...we done good.
Happy Birthday my dear Ian.