Last night our church served dinner at the Simpson's Homeless Shelter again. Ella, Jacob and one of Ella's friends also come along. Our Sunday school kids had created Valentine's to be handed out, so that was the kid's job. When we were ready to leave the kitchen and hand them out Ella said, "I'm not comfortable with this," to which I replied, "Get ready to get out of your comfort zone then because that's why we're here."
Every time we go I am amazed at the resilience of people. Yes, there are some folks there that look as if they can barely hold their heads up and for them, my heart breaks. But, there are so many people we meet there who smile and are so gracious and thankful that it's amazing. One woman came in and introduced herself and thanked us for the food and then said, "It was great because I'm eating for two - because I have a split personality." That a girl!