Opening a heart: a mission story that “just happened”

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Judy (my wife) had just been given several issues of a magazine from the San Diego Zoo by someone at church who collects such things for Judy, who’s retired from kindergarten teaching but still volunteers and does substitute teaching with the littlest kids.

“These may be better for kids just a bit older,” Judy told Sylvia. custodia iphone 5s tpu “Is it okay if I offer them to other Sonoma Mountain School teachers?” And of course that would be fine.

Those great animal photos never got to school.

The boy at Taco Bell was just too down to eat or do anything. custodia 5s iphone silicone But when mom and dad left him, head still cocooned and down, to use the rest rooms, Judy approached him. “These great zoo photos seems like you’d enjoy them more than the little kids I teach,” Judy said. nike flyknit air max womens running shoes orange red blue green “Would you like them?”

The boy came out of hiding with no urging, eyes lighting up. tl2520 materiaux lavables 2018 femm s air jordan 14 blanc noir bleu custodia iphone 8 plus con gatti “They’re wonderful!”

Judy said the dad wasn’t really engaging the boy (which is why she figured he’s not the father)– but the mother was excited.

“We’ve been on the road for three weeks,” she exclaimed. nike air max 97 ultra 17 women s shoe 917704 600 “We can’t wait to get home. We don’t have anything for him to enjoy on a long bus trip. This is wonderful!”

We figure Sylvia will share Judy’s joy in having been at the right place at the right time with the right stuff. I figure not everyone in Santa Rosa would have spotted a mission opportunity, but Judy did. nike sb dunk low pro black pigeon 883232 008 the sole supplier She often does.

So a heart was opened, and others cheered. custodia iphone x jetech Not a bad day for spring, which still doesn’t know it isn’t a soggy, dark, dreary winter.