My Heart Breaks For Someone I Don’t Even Know.

So there is this lady, I use to see her all the time at church. I don’t know anything about her, I don’t know her name, or anything about her life. I just know I use to see her, and for the longest now I haven’t seen her. She use to come in to my work and eat with friends and family. Once again, I hadn’t seen her at work in a while either.

She came in today and something wasn’t right; she was jittery, moving a lot, and shaking. She was talking really fast and kept wiping her nose. She wasn’t big before, but she was crazy skinny now. She was on something. If I had to guess, either cocaine or crack cocaine. She sat down in a booth, and started eating crackers. She put in a big order, enough for two… But she was alone. I kept coming out to check on her, because some of the other employees and I were worried about her. As she was eating she would get on her knees in the booth and hover over the table to eat. She also stood up a couple of times to eat over the table. She shoveled food off of the plates into her mouth a couple times too. 

The whole time this was going on, my heart was breaking. Why had she gone from a church goer to a drug user. I mean, I guess she could have been using it while she was going to church, but I had never seen her like that before. It broke my heart. I hope I get a chance to talk to her. I literally wanted to clock out and sit down with her, even though she may not have been “there” enough to carry on a conversation. I just hope that if God doesn’t give me the opportunity to reach out to her, that he will get somebody to, before it’s too late.

One thought on “My Heart Breaks For Someone I Don’t Even Know.

  1. Our worst heartbreaks always come form those we know and love the most intimately and from those with whom we have only the most tenuous connections. The latter can sometimes just touch us in the most profound ways. I’m holding on to faith. Even when the world seems to spin completely out of control to my eyes I work to remember that not one thing is ever out of God’s control. Nice post. Very heartfelt.

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