|Teaching a youth to skateboard|
As much as I was worried that now her time as a youth had been cut short, I was excited that I had the opportunity to walk with her through this. I never thought this would open the door for me to be able to support her entire family so, when her mom needed a ride to the doctors, I jumped at the
After driving around for a significant portion of the day, our final stop was McDonalds. Her mom wanted food for the family and as we pulled through the drive-through, I pulled my card out and paid for the meal (which is not unusual for this work). She looked at me and exclaimed, “You bought food for my family?” Tears followed this statement. Many, many tears. She was extremely grateful that a stranger would help her. It made me realize that even the smallest of gestures can have an impact on people’s lives.
I have been blow away with people’s generosity in supporting this family. I had friends who donated baby items to the soon to be mother as well as people who donated hundreds of dollars to feed the family over the Christmas season. It is not without the generosity of you who have come along side me that these families can be touched. Thank you for all that you have done by being a part of making someone’s life a little brighter when there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. I am thankful Jesus has allowed me the opportunity to love people in this way. And I am thankful you are all a part of it!
- Rachel Tapp