February 12, 2014
Home: Maria Stein, OH
Interests: Singing, saxophone and games
Studies: University of Dayton: Religious Studies
Service: Mentoring teen moms and children at Posada de Belén in Alajuela, Costa Rica
Every day that I walk into this home for teen moms, I feel blessed to see God all around me. I’m often humbled the things that the girls teach me; yet there is one particular lesson that sticks out to me in this moment. We have this young girl, Angie, who is one of the most compassionate people that I have met and she is only two. When she sees another kid crying, she never fails to comfort them. She pats their back, rubs their head or holds their hand. If someone has been pushed or hit or had their toy taken away, Angie defends them or gives them her toy. I learned from a little two year old, that compassion isn’t just a buzz word or something we talk about only on Sundays. The capacity to love and comfort is a natural part of all of us.