Friday, November 21, 2008

A Bed

If you have been reading my blog for a while you may remember that my husband and I sponsored a young girl from Africa who fled persecution and is seeking asylum in the U.S. She has been living in California with a young girl from church as she waits for her hearing date. She has been going to school and is working on her GED. Out of the blue the landlord where she has been staying must have discovered she was living with her friend and she was kicked out yesterday and left on the street where she spent the night. When the library opened this morning she was able to email me to tell me what had happened and I panicked. By 7:00 tonight we had found a place for her to stay but not without many phone calls and some very surprising and unkind responses along the way. It made me realize how thankful I am to have a warm bed. Tonight I will sleep well in my bed especially knowing that this young girl is safe and has a place to sleep.


  1. Oh, yes. So much to be thankful for, sometimes we overlook the simplest things. I do hope she is comfortable and warm, and will be. You are good people.
    I just read the comment you left me. Good question? When do I get to rest. I normally go to bed around 11-11:30 each night and wake around 6:45. Usually, that is enough to feel refreshed. After all that I went through with my collicky daughter...Pure sleep deprivation...I feel that my body readjusted from no sleep at all, to needing just a little. But you caught my ear and gave me pause...Thanks for the voice of wisdom. Hope you enjoy your weekend. My girl is pretty ill with a stomach bug, so maybe I'll take that as a cue to just take it easy myself!

  2. Oh my gosh! Where is she in California? She come come stay here! That is so sad!!!