"Can I come stay with you? I'm getting kicked out of the place I'm staying and have nowhere to go? Please?"
The email jumped out at me from off the screen as I sat stunned, trying to imagine the desperation it took to send that message to a near stranger.
I met A at a group home several months ago. She was bouncy and friendly. We became F*B* friends and I've tried to encourage her in the struggles she's shared. In the time-being she has turned 18 and emancipated. I have kept her in prayer as she has tried to make her way in this world.
And then today's message came.
I responded immediately, of course she's welcome, but, I wonder, at age 18, on the cusp of independence and freedom, does she really want the constraints of a home and family?
Then I think of her message,
"I...have nowhere to go..."
Something I cannot understand, nor ignore...
I await her response...