Every day, we face so many challenges that it’s easy to forget to be thankful.
But then I walk past our conference room and see one of our residents talking with a case manager, a tutor, a mentor, or someone from one of our social-service agency partners. This delightful lady arrived with no resources, little hope, and a minimal understanding of English. She was determined to stop being a victim of domestic violence, so she decided to take full advantage of the classes and resources in our Life Skills program. Her English has improved greatly, as have her parenting skills. She is acquiring computer skills that will help her land a job, and learning how to budget so she can make the most of what she earns and control her own finances.
With every meeting, every class, and every conversation, she is building the tools she needs to live safely and independently, and to provide stability to her beautiful daughter. And each time I see her, she is closer to that goal.
Her progress reminds me of the value of the support and services we provide so that women and children can escape unsafe situations. It reminds me of the stable and independent lives our past residents are pursing. And it reminds me of the importance of your generous and prayerful support that makes everything possible. I’m thankful for everything you do for our women, our children, and our staff.
May your Thanksgiving be warm, wonderful, and filled with God’s love.