Monday, March 22, 2010

Will Love Be Enough?

A day to cry for a father and a son (and to pray if you believe in that power or perhaps send some cash if you have it).

Reggie Thomas Jr., 8, is in a Chicago homeless shelter beloved by staff but waiting on his father's recovery from a stroke. Senior, a single dad dedicated to his son, lost his job,  apartment and now his health. As he told the Tribune's Dawn Turner Trice: "I want my son to learn that whatever he goes through, God has his back and he shouldn't give up," he told me. "He's looking forward to me being able to play and talk and laugh with him again, and just be the father he wants and needs me to be."

As are we all.

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