I called Mandy and told her what the woman had said. We made arrangements to have them meet later in the day. A few minutes later I walked out of the office to help with lunch and in the middle of the hall was a feather. It wasn't by the door or any windows and no one was around. I knew it was meant to be.
When Mandy got there, I showed her the feather and told her the story. She smiled and said, "Remind me to tell you a funny story later." We went upstairs to meet the teacher. As soon as she saw Mandy, she offered her the job and without hesitation, Mandy said "Yes."
Later as we were out on our walk, I reminded her to tell me her funny story. She said, "After I heard that she thought I was the answer to her prayers and got off the phone with you, I got down on my knees and prayed. 'God, if I am the answer to her prayers, you are going to have to help me so I don't let her down. Help me be able to take good care of the babies.' I bet that was the same time you walked out of the office and saw the feather. When you told me that and showed me the feather, I knew that my prayers were answered, too."
Prayers and faith and feathers are funny things sometimes.