Last night our church hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Night. Our worship pastor had asked to interview me. First of all, I was shocked...I had no idea what I would say about being a volunteer. One of the questions was how have I impacted others. I was at a loss of words. In order to answer that question, I had to ask others. I chose to ask of my girls from church. She's currently in Australia studying abroad.
She wrote me an e-mail and when I read it, I was blown away. Abe chose to read it last night at the Appreciation Night. Thankfully, I had heard it before, otherwise, I would have bawled on stage. Many people afterwards told me they had cried as well.
But, that night was not about me. It was about thanking others for what they do. It reminds me to thank others for what they've done for me. It reminds me to honor those who have served me. It reminds me to tell others the difference they've made in my life. If I don't tell them, they'll never know.
Sometimes we just want to know that we made a difference!