Last Friday morning after my students had finished with “shopping” from the free donated items and left, one of them came back to the room after she had taken her items to her car. She wanted to thank me for helping her achieve her goals and gave me a gift.
Hombre de Dios, Man of God on the coffee cup along with a bible verse in Spanish. She knows we share the same faith in Jesus. I have visited her church. She also knows I like to drink coffee in the morning.
I felt so blessed by the gift. Each morning when I drink my coffee at home, I will think of her and her family and pray for them.
I took it with me to my lesson time with my friend Karen from Mexico. We met at Barnes and Noble. I took it with me so she could take pictures for me.
Jessica, the mom from my morning class, has seen me drink coffee every morning she has been in class. She has even seen me do things like drink cold coffee left over from the day before.
Coffee makes me feel awake and alive 🙂
The thoughtfulness behind the gift is the real blessing. It comes from a young woman who was so shy when she started my class, but has grown so much in confidence. It comes from someone I call Mi Hija.
So I am writing this post for her to see and know how much I appreciate her and how blessed her gift made me feel. Also to say I am so proud of her.
The older I get, the more I realize that it is the lives we touch with the love of Jesus that really matters in life. Occasionally, those we bless turn around and bless us, but we do not share Jesus’s love to be blessed by others. However, it is nice when it happens.
Thank you for reading. God Bless