That evening at dinner, Michael raised the issue. “We have a sixth family, Jason.”
“Yes?” he said, his eyes hopeful but wary.
“Sarah, why don’t you tell him?” Michael said.
“I’ll tell him,” said Jim. “It’s us. We want you to live with use.”
Jason looked at the three of them. “Are you doing this because no one else will?”
“No,” said Michael, “we’re doing this because it took God this long to make us open our eyes and see the obvious. You’re already part of our family. We want you to stay part of our family, if you’re willing to have us.”
- From A Light Shining
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