He was at the bus stop near S. Congress Ave. and Oltorf waving his arms for us to pull over. Our Mobile Loaves & Fishes truck was still full of food and clothes but Samuel wasn’t hungry.
I found myself in one of those potentially awkward, but truly raw and beautiful moments, praying with a grown man outside of the HEB. Thank you, Samuel, for inviting me into your life for a moment; for sharing your struggles and wisdom; and for reigniting my own faith by fearlessly seeking human connection and a reason to hope. I know every second it’s a battle to say no to the addiction, but you’re not alone. You are loved.
#FireWater is the story of addiction. It’s not something you can just turn off, but it’s not who you are either. Samuel, this one’s for you.