Well, four days later and Jean's house is closer than ever before to being ready for her to move in. It's impossible not to think about her as we each go through the day, doing our part to make each room look it's best. At 82 years old, Jean had just moved into her house eight months prior to the flood. Her son, Sean, who lives in the house behind hers, stopped by today to thank us for spending the week to help them out. He said they never would have been able to work at restoring both of their houses. We presented him with a quilt for his mother that Wanda had made and, as he reached over to embrace her, said 'I hope you don't mind being hugged by a stranger'. Funny how nobody has seemed like a stranger this week.
(Although some of our group seem stranger by the day)
Just kidding! It has been really fun spending the week and getting to know each other in ways that we would never have the chance to otherwise. It will be bittersweet leavng Minot tomorrow...but we'll be back next year. Hoping you will consider joining us. It's an experience you will never forget!