Monday, March 14, 2005
I am the godfather...
Well, this is a first: Holly and I have been asked to be god-parents of Heather and Michael's child. Wow. That's big.
For those of you not tracking with this, Heather and Michael were a young homeless couple who were kind of camping out on the beach in front of our place. Our neighbor, Martin, offered them to come into his studio apartment and stay while they looked for jobs and such. A couple weeks later, she turns out to be pregnant.
That was about 8-9 months ago. Michael recently got put back in jail because he broke his parole. Martin has allowed Heather to stay living with him until she has the baby. She might also spend some time with her mom.
Anyway, being that no one other than Martin was really looking after her or them, we tried to rally a little support to get stuff for the baby and for her. We were overwhelmed by the kindness of people who were complete strangers to Heather.
I think close to $600 or $700 was raised in the period of a week which was turned into a stroller, crib bed, clothes, bottles, blankets, passifiers, and all other sorts of stuff that I know nothing about. Wow. What generosity.
It looks like Heather and Michael are wanting to get married once he is out of jail. It will be cool to journey with them through this. And tonight, Heather asked Holly to be godmother and me to be godfather. Wow. Wow. Wow.