This morning, our friend who sees Demon Fairies, came up to me immediately and said “I’m sorry, I’m an asshole. I had a total nervous breakdown yesterday. Sometimes we hurt the people who help us the most, and I’m sorry.”
I asked him if his medications had been in the bag that got stolen, and he said they were, and that he had an appointment on the 3rd to have his scripts refilled. I told him that if there was anything we could do to keep him calm and out of trouble until his appointment to let us know, and not to let it build up to yesterday again. We’ll help you out however we can, but we have to keep the place safe for everyone. He agreed to that, and I gave him a hug. He said “I haven’t had a hug from anyone in a long time.”
He was quiet and went about his business for the rest of the day. He ate at lunch (a good thing), and I got him a bag to replace the old, black trash bag that he had been hauling his worldly possessions around in. It wasn’t much, just a Marshall’s reusable shopping bag, but he looked really happy and said “That’s a great bag, thank you.”
Grace is hard, and forgiveness is huge.
The rest of our day was busy, 62 people for lunch! Billy and I reorganized the meat cooler and were in awe of how much pork we had in comparison to everything else. One thing that we have learned very quickly is that a LOT of people don’t eat pork. When we make pork (and we pretty much have to every lunch because it is the most donated meat in our area), we always have to make something to go with it. We have St. John’s Methodist church doing our lunch tomorrow, so we’re planning Thursday’s meal. So far it’s pork shoulder, and turkey neck gravy for the non-pork folks over rice.
Our hall was swamped with clothing and bedding donations, so I and our friend, Dave, took a stab at clearing it all out. We have a lot of women’s clothing, a lot of men’s dress pants, and a lot of assorted bedding. More bedding than we can use right now, so if you’re looking for sheet sets, pillow cases or a quilt, stop by and help yourself, we have plenty!
I’m trying to write something every day, so some days there will be more than others, however, I definitely thought that this deserved an update. Tomorrow we’ll be starting the day with sausage, eggs and grits, so if you’re up and about at 9:30, join us for breakfast!