my hero of the week
a few nights ago i met a young woman with two of her children at an assembly for new elementary school string players. she and her daughter were at a table i was at, looking at instruments on display. i struck up a conversation with her, as tired as she looked. in those few moments i learned that she has four children, all younger than 10, and all with special needs. on top of that she’s taking college classes when she can to get a degree in human development & family sciences. it’s that kind of moment where anything you say just feels inadequate. so i gave her a high five and told her she was my hero. i thought & prayed about her the whole hour drive home. she was my ordinary hero.