Guest Post written by Cary Heller, a long time Friendship Circle volunteer and sports coach
As I walk out the doors of what is certainly the greatest place on earth I look at the kids one last time.
The thought comes
How did I end up in this place?
How did I end up sharing my life with these amazing children?
How is it that I feel a sense of completeness every time I walk out these doors head held high?
I give the last kid I see an ear to ear smile and a heartfelt hug.
Another thought comes
I think that more than anything else these kids have helped me to change my life.
I hug him just a little bit firmer and hold back some tears.
I take a step back and our eyes meet briefly.
Our souls touch briefly.
He says “Thanks, and your welcome” without saying a word.
I understand him fully.
I say “Bye Jordy, see you next week!”
I walk to my car in amazement.
Just like every other time throughout the years.
This feeling never gets old.
I say to myself as I drive off-
Its going to be a GREAT year at The Friendship Circle.
I sure do love this place.