We’re on our way home from our first visit with Dimples. The visit got off to a difficult start, but with lots of help from staff, the day came together and by Saturday evening we were playing cards and hugging before we left. I have lots to process, so for now, I’ll give thanks.
giving thanks #1061 – 1070
relative peace as we traveled snowy highways
semi-trucks that kept us company and lit up the night
arriving safely at 2:00 AM
amazing staff that explained everything and made us comfortable
Dimples, who went from refusing to look at us, to hugging us by the end of the day
an insightful therapist
other kids who added to the warmth of the cottage
Mike’s homemade lasagna
playing rummy with Dimples
hope for healing
I’m writing this Saturday night. Tomorrow we’ll return to the cottage for breakfast and then I’ll teach one of the counselors how to tighten Dimples’ locs. We plan to head for home at noon. It took us 8 hours to get here in lots of snow; we’re hoping for a much faster return trip.
My heart is full of thanksgiving that the Lord made it possible for Dimples to come to this program where God is honored, families are welcomed and supported, and children are healed.