My daughter saw the spiderman-shaped balloon. So we had to go over. He had a booth at the Faire on the Square, with kids buzzing through enjoying a variety of balloons.
I noticed Eddie’s right arm, which was emblazoned with the word “Forgive.” So I asked him why. He told me the whole story — How God had intervened in his life when he was at rock bottom, taught him to forgive, to be humble. and now he was so thankful. He works as a drug and alcohol counselor, helping others learn to forgive. And he sells balloons.
The Faire is designed to help us meet our neighbors. I was thankful for this real encounter, for Eddie’s willingness to share his story. It made me wonder: what are commitments I hold so deeply that I would tatoo them on my arms?