After therapy yesterday, while at Trader Joe's for our weekly grocery shopping, we were delighted to see an Iowa Hawkeyes shirt across the way. As we ended up right behind the lady, I piped up with a "Go Hawkeyes!...Are you from Iowa?" Little did I know that would prompt a 20 minute conversation. We began sharing our Iowa connections with one another and were instantly kindred spirits. While at school at the University of Iowa 18 years ago, she attended Grace Community Church. She was also married there. Heritage Christian School, where I taught Pre-K for 4 years, shared space with Grace. Small world, eh?
Through conversation she asked about Maggie, who was snug in the Ergo carrier. I ended up sharing a good portion of our journey with her. Then, she asked if she could pray for us. Of course I said yes! So there standing in the beverage and snack aisle she prayed for us and our endeavors. How blessed we were in that moment and grateful that she decided to wear her Iowa Hawkeye shirt on that day!!