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my hero of the week

September 18, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

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.

who’s your ordinary hero?

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  1. October 18, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    My ordinary hero is a man by the name of Gene at Starbucks. Gene seems a simple man and one that works with his hands. He comes in everyday a couple times, paint all over his clothes; hands calloused from years of dexterous labor. He always is outgoing and after talking to him a few times I realized he is a for real Christian. Apparently his wife left him a while back for another man stating this other dude was her soul mate. Gene shared openly about how God has been faithful even through times like that. In fact, almost everything he says is spoken in wise, sometimes encrypted parables (sounds like another cool Guy i know). Gene is an example in my life of enjoying the simple things, trusting in God, and spreading the word wherever and whenever possible.

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