I saw her early in the morning, a small, tentative woman. She would come close to the truck for a short while then retreat, afraid to have hope. I knew by her manner she would not be on the list for a blanket.
Sure enough, as we gave our final twenty blankets, she was still there
watching, knowing she would again be left behind. Br. Amit saw her too
and quietly found a way to slip her two blankets without drawing the attention
of the crowd.
She examined her blankets with care, neatly folded them, and proudly walked away with a huge smile on her face.
I swear she stood four inches taller. Following “The List” has been very helpful so that we may deliver the maximum number of blankets in a reasonable amount of time, but some times we have to break some rules, especially in such cases.