For those of you who read last week this is kind of a 'to be continued.'
Yesterday we needed to get to the grocery store after work and school because we ran out of time over the weekend to get there. I had a thought in the back of my head that we may run into the man that we saw last week. As we pulled into the parking lot I saw him but said nothing, I wanted to see if Ryan would notice him again. He did and we had the following conversation:
M: What's wrong?
R: That man is still there. I guess he doesn't have a house yet.
M: I guess not. He looks like he still needs help. What do you think we should do?
R: Let's buy him a toy. He might like a toy.
M: We're probably not going to buy him a toy, I don't think he needs a toy.
R: Well, why don't we go home and pick out something that I don't really play with anymore and bring it back to him?
M: I like that idea, but let's think of something he might need more.
So, we went into the store and bought him some more apples and Cheez-its (everyone likes those, right?). When we left the store I told Ryan that we should find out his name so that we could mention him by name in our prayers. We gave him the food and I introduced myself to Hank.
We arrived home a bit later, put groceries away and sat down for a quick dinner because I had a meeting to go to. As we sat down we held hands for our prayer and when I finished Ryan kept holding my hand.
R: Don't let go of my hand mommy, we need to pray some more.
M: OK go ahead.
R: Dear Jesus, please help someone build a house for Hank soon. Amen.
Thank you my sweet boy for always remembering the details.
Apples, Cheez-its and a little bit of prayer.