Pot Roast for Dinner
This week The Covering House welcomed another girl into our home. It is so important to us that each girl feels welcome, safe and special. So, one of the things we do for each girl within a week of her arriving is to prepare her favorite meal.
Last night with the arrival of Jessica (not her real name), she, the other girls, and some staff shared her favorite meal, pot roast, around the big farm table.
I try to imagine how she felt. Was she nervous meeting new people and moving into a place that she had never seen? Was she excited to eat her favorite foods? Was her bed warm and comfortable? Did she feel at home? My guess is that she probably had conflicting emotions running through her head and heart.
What I do know is that she will be provided an opportunity for healing. She will receive counseling from a qualified caring therapist. She will have an opportunity to play games, read books, learn and laugh. She will be loved unconditionally and know that The Covering House team is there to walk this journey with her for however long it takes.
These warm wonderful people invest daily into the lives of these girls. They work long hours and often go above and beyond what is required to make sure each girl feels cherished.
I feel privileged to work alongside such an amazing team of people.
At this time, I have a request. Would you consider giving an end of the year donation to The Covering House?
We have a goal of raising $150,000 before the end of the year. This money will not only help us meet the many needs of the girls at the home but also help us launch some new initiatives in 2015 which I will share with you in the next blog. If you are interested in helping us reach this goal, please click here and check out our progress.
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From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.