In early June A Day Closer received an application from Bree a woman wishing to see her Fiance' whom she had not been able to see in years due to his location not being logistically possible for her to travel to see him.
Bree's fiance' was moved closer, so now she could visit the love of her life. What was holding her back from seeing him was a delinquent fine that she did not have the money to pay. Unfortunately, her case did not fit within the mission of A Day Closer. I wrote to her explaining that we could not assist her because we have to stay within our mission as we are accountable to our donors.
Her response to my disappointing news was so kind, sincere and loving she responded, "Thank you for letting me know. I appreciate your time even for consideration of my application. God bless you all and your mission to helping incarcerated loved ones and their families." I, in turn, thanked her for the kind response and responded with words that grabbed my heart and soul while in church that day. " You are most welcome and thank you for the kind response and acknowledgment. You will be kept in my prayers and thoughts. "My take away today from our Pastors sermon is that everything changes in life and life is hard, but the one thing that remains consistent and steadfast is Jesus Christ."
"Gods timing. You are doing good works and for that my heart is full for you. Stay strong and keep the faith."
She followed again with a most gracious and loving response. "Thank you so much for that I needed to hear that. This just brought tears to my eyes. I'm really battling a lot, and the storm is here, but this too shall pass. I would love for you to pray for me as I set forth on this journey. I have no idea where God is taking me, but I trust I'm him fully. Sometimes God sends you a message through someone. I know this is a sign because I've been seeking one and here you come and turn my night around. May God continue to use you. Such a beautiful spirit. Thank you again."
Our correspondence stayed with me for months. Bree's sweet sweet soul left an imprint on my heart. I thought of Bree often and wondered if she were ever able to pay the fine that would release her and make her free to see her love. I wrote to her and asked. She responded that she was not yet able to do so. I listened to my heart and my Lord and happily and without hesitation, paid her fine with my personal funds.
Today I was thrilled to receive a note from Bree and a photo of their visit. She referred to her fiance' as her everything and more. The same way I refer to my husband.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Proverbs 3:27