But......Some days HE pierces your Heart. And what comes out of the wound, is really what matters.
|Julio giving out gifts|
And it came. Their son was healed and is a normal happy "almost 4" little boy. The looks of gratitude on their faces is like nothing I could ever describe.
So Julio decided he wanted to give back.To serve in the way he knows how. He remembers the Christmas there and the sadness and the hunger. So each year since he organizes a toy drive at Amigos for Christ. He loads up a bus with all the toys on his day off, and hauls them 3 hours to Managua with his family to the hospital. He also takes oatmeal and giant bags of beans and rice, and little gift bags of basic necessities for the parents who must wait agonizingly long days. The look of raw pain on their faces is like nothing I could ever descibe.
|Family watching the play|
|Joy on the bus|
My heart was pierced yesterday. So much gratitude. So much pain. So much joy was packed into 11 hours that it burst open a bit more. If ever I was to receive a gift on Christmas, this was it. A reset. A fresh perspective. A chance to have my heart pierced like Christ's.
Yesterday was not an ordinary day.
|Julio and Sebastian|
Thank you Julio Nayra.