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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Thursday night birthday

My birthday and Thursday night must have lined up at some point in my 18 years at Operation Nightwatch, but its the first time I remember. Old age! (Thursday night is my late night out - we visit several homeless places and a bar.)

I was minding my own business, talking with one of my Tent City 3 friends, when people started coming into the movie tent to wish me a happy birthday.  I figured my homeless Facebook friends had spilled the beans, or maybe my co-Nightwatchers. 

Then they started singing outside the tent. I come out to see what all the fuss was, and there's a birthday cake, candles ablaze, and a gorgeous redhead sneaks up behind me and gives me a smooch on the cheek.  Somehow wife Lorri got all this together in about 30 minutes. She is amazing.


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