A Sig Blessing (with another Heidi story)

On my way home from work today I was considering which blessing I would share. There were quite a few and I was narrowing down my choices. However when I got to my computer after supper I found this story and everything else went to the back of the line.

For the second time in a week Heidi Janz made the news (and this blog). The first was on Friday when it was announced that Heidi had won the 2010 Tanis Doe Award for Canadian Disability Study and Culture.  Today, the Edmonton Journal reported on the sentencing of the man who broke into her apartment two years ago and brutally attacked her.  It was Heidi’s words of forgiveness in the courtroom that headlined the article. I wish I could have been there when she spoke these words to the man who stabbed, robbed and left her for dead:

“Mr. MacWatt, I want you to know that as a follower of Jesus I’m compelled to forgive you for the wrongs you have committed against me. I do indeed forgive you.”

When I described Heidi on Friday I said she was a dedicated Christian. To this I would add compassionate  and courageous.

Heidi and Sig on a happy day

Tomorrow I’ll tell you about Mildred. Unless of course, Heidi does something else newsworthy.