I have been doing a program called Grassroots Soccer with some junior high students. The program uses soccer as a vehicle to teach about HIV. We met three times a week during November, and finished our last practice on Tuesday. My top two students walked me home, as they usually do. Along the way, a flock of egrets flew overhead. “Look, Enoch!” Julius exclaimed. “Pure white birds. Aren’t they wonderful?” We all stop to admire them, and pure joy shined on Julius’ face. “They only come at Christmas time,” he explained, “and I think they’re just beautiful.” Standing there, watching the egrets fly into the sunset with Enoch and Julius, my heart felt so full.  


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