My dear friend Collin at Lodging House Mission surprised me today. He brought me a gift.
About a week ago, I was sitting with him having some tea and mentioned that we were traveling to Edinburgh the next day. His eyes lit up and he spent the next 30 minutes telling me all about the city. He especially talked about Greyfriar's Bobby, this legendary dog who sat on his master's grave in Edinburgh's cemetary for 14 years out of devotion to his deceased master. Collin made me promise to visit the dog's grave the following day.
I visited the graveyard as I had promised, dragging the rest of the team with me. Collin was right. There was a gravestone especially for Greyfriar's Bobby, and a fountain built in his honor.
This morning when Collin got to the mission he sat down next to me and pulled out a plastic bag. He gave it to me. Inside the neatly taped bag I found a big post card with a photo of Greyfriars Bobby's statue. Collin wanted to make sure that I saw it in case I hadn't gotten to in Edinburgh.