This is my favorite story though... Today we visited two homesteads in the community surrounding Heart For Africa's Project Canaan. When we do the visits, one of the many things we do is to take a couple of items of clothing for each family member. You'd think I'd learn by now, but I'm always concerned that we'll have the right size items for the children there, we never want one to leave empty handed, and they never do.
But today was really special... Our list said that one of the children was a 7 year old girl, but in reality, the child was a 7 year old boy instead. Most of the children's clothing our team had brought was for babies and toddlers, so we were really short on school children's clothing. But last night, a member of another team gave us a couple of extra items (just in case)... Yep, you guessed it, the items were shirts that perfectly fit a 7 year old boy!
But the moment that just made my heart sing was when I realized that we had the greatest jacket and t-shirt for the young woman who was caring for her mentally disabled brother and the children in the home. She had the most beautiful heart. She was such a GREAT caretaker for him and it was one of those times when you just wish you could give someone the moon because they are so special... That was this young woman. She didn't ask for anything for herself, but when I handed her an aqua blue jacket and coral t-shirt, you would have thought she won the lottery! She was SO excited and SO grateful! And it hit me... my mom brought that jacket and when she packed it, she had no idea what joy it would bring to a young woman, but God did!
He saw... He loved... He gave her a hug from heaven! And we just got to stand by and watch it all unfold!