Today at work was just what I needed, I do believe it was an answer to my prayers.
I always make an effort to speak with each parent when they pick up their child. Today, when one of my little boys was leaving I was talking with his father. His father is kind of tough, so he always makes me a little nervous. I wanted to make sure that he knew his son had a good day, as I told him – he extended his arms to hug me. He said, “I love you, we love you.” It kinda threw me off, so I just smiled. He then thanked me for what I do for his son & all the other kids at Operation Exodus. I thanked him for allowing his son to be apart of our program, I thanked him for allowing his son to be apart of my life. He said, “I mean it, thank you.” He then went on telling me how it isn’t easy for him to work long hours and be away from his son for so long but he knows he has to provide for his family. He said, “My son spends more time with you & the tutors here, then he probably does at home with us – thank you for raising my son.” I was left speechless, I wasn’t sure really what to say. Since yesterday afternoon, I have been praying that God would lead me. I asked Him to show me if He wanted me here or was I supposed to return home, there has been a lot happening at home & I wasn’t sure if that is where God wanted me now.
As my student’s father thanked me for being here & being such an important part of his son’s life, I smiled & thanked God for giving me an answer to my prayers.