Why do the things we long for and finally receive let us down? The easy answer is that my fellow teachers needed better husbands and different teaching positions. And that I would have been happier in a bigger or newer house.
But the problem for any of us is not really the job, the spouse, the kids, or the house. The problem is what we are asking of those things. We want them to fill us up, to make us feel whole. Our hearts only feel whole when we are connected to the holy.
My daughter turned around and approached the woman’s doorway. Speaking softly, she picked up the shoe and knelt down. Then she gently and carefully slid the woman’s foot back into her shoe and wished her a good day.
I saw the imprint of our Savior in my daughter’s actions. Jesus’ heart and ways shone through this brief interaction. It was a sacred moment that left a little taste of glory in my spirit long after the moment passed.