You met us
We were totally out of sorts.
panicked and grief-stricken,
in complete shock,
raw with emotion,
and in need
It was there, in our crisis,
in our time of need,
that you met us.
You graciously welcomed us in,
opening your doors to
provide us with food
and a place to lay
our heads at
And as the days
turned into weeks,
and weeks into a month,
you met us with loving concern.
Once strangers, you
quickly found a place in our
hearts. You became the smiling
faces that greeted us each morning.
You became the friends that inquired of our
situation daily, with genuine interest. With us,
you celebrated our highs, and with us, you compassionately
understood our lows. It’s no wonder how you became our treasured
family away from home.
You met so many of our needs when
we didn’t have the energy or the means
to meet them ourselves. You lovingly poured
into us, filling us up so that we could be present
and capable of pouring into the sick child who needed us.
We will never forget how
you showed up for us when we
needed it the most. Your lovingkindness
left a beautiful impression on our hearts that
inspires us to meet others with the same love and
compassion you showed us. From the bottom of our hearts,
WE THANK YOU.
Hope in the unexpected©