Today was an amazing day at church. Once Nick gets with the program and emails it to me I am going to post his message here on the blog. Was SO what I (and apparently the rest of the church) needed to hear.
But there was another specific thing about church that touched my soul today. It was this man here...
As you can most likely tell from the pictures he has Down Syndrome. I don't even know his name. He goes to our church regularly and is the sweetest-spirited young man. He stands up front and has become sort of a self-appointed deacon. He's always dressed to the nines. He motions for people to stand up when the pastor tells the congregation to stand. He motions for people to sit down when people are supposed to sit down. He encourages people to clap when something good happens. It's quite dear.
Today especially, the day after having such a hard time dealing with the things that I learned about Patricia yesterday, I felt like seeing this was God's special grace to me. That might sound ridiculous but it reminded me that just because it USUALLY does not go well for handicapped children in Haiti doesn't mean it cannot. I needed to see that today.