Tuesday, December 9, 2008

We'll see...

Today I went to the grocery store and our local Box-Mart. I was on a mission. I got a nice ham, and a young turkey, along with several single use personal items. Someone's face still haunts me. I can't really see her mother's face but I see her's clearly. I may be wrong; this face could belong to a sweet little boy, but I just had a gut feeling. I haven't thought of much else for a couple weeks; save going to visit the kids and cleaning up dog poo (but that's another post altogether!)

So tomorrow we make the drive to The Brother Francis Emergency Shelter and The Bean's Cafe located in Anchorage. I don't even know what I'll do when we get there; or if what I'm thinking will even come to fruition, but I know that I can't simply do nothing. When I go to sleep at night it's the last image in my mind's eye; and when I find my thoughts drifting during daily tasks, they turn in that direction.

So we'll see...

9 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I hope your gut instinct is right on and you can make a difference in someone's life. Bless you for caring and wanting to help, my friend.

I wish you success and joy as you go on your mission to help.

Have a great week and a blessed Christmas season!

Love and hugs,

Diane

FranIAm said...

Thinking of you and sending you good thoughts for who you encounter and how you bring them light.

DCup said...

May I add a third go you! to the other commenters? I'll be curious to know what happens next.

NameChanged said...

oh, mom. I love you and your giant heart. Be open and know that I love you!

Bitty said...

I hope all went well. :)

kkryno said...

It didn't really go at all.

We dropped off the food to be donated, with no sight of the young mother and her baby.

I'm going to keep trying.

pidomon said...

i feel pretty positive that you will meet this young woman and her child again.

and even if you don't the fact you want to speaks volumes about ya

stay warm

SaoirseDaily2 said...

What Dcup, Diane and Pido said. I see homeless people everyday here in Spokane and wonder why they chose to winter here...I cannot even fathom why they would choose Alaska in winter. Almost time for your trip. Bet you are getting excited. Have a nice weekend.

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
You did what you could do today. All is in divine order.
Hugs,
Sherry