Thursday, May 23, 2013

Update on Home Happenings

Happy Spring!

We are thankful for sunshine, a gas grill and outdoor patio seating! And also for a growing garden!

There are also some beautiful bellies growing with life- a gift from God.

But what about the happenings inside our resident's hearts and minds?   Personal growth is just as important here as the physical.

Each Caseworker assists our residents in setting personal goals while they are here and these goals are evaluated incrementally. We as a staff love to see the changes and awareness each resident has when she realizes she’s meeting her goals. You must be witnessing some of these as well!

One young lady here has learned she thrives on responsibility, and can be very encouraging with her words when someone else is having a hard day.

Another has independently searched for ways to help her handle stress and asked staff for some good ideas. One girl recognized that walking and exercise is a great tool to help her with that as well. And yet another teen realized gardening is something she loves and that being outdoors can help her be calmer.

Forgiving yourself is part of a beautiful process, and one resident has worked through some of that, and in turn, has also been personally stirred to ask parents for forgiveness.

Every girl has her own place with her faith, and it was awesome to witness one young lady decide to lean in closer to God recently, and to see her peace and joy that came with her experience.

Ending toxic relationships is a topic that spontaneously arose not too long ago, and one young lady mentioned she is privately thinking about a few friends in her life that may fall into that category.  

A quiet resident has realized she is an excellent communicator on social issues and topics that she feels strongly about.  Another has pursued her art with more energy and has contributed to activities and the home with her colorful drawings.

Every young lady learns about her spiritual gifts and her love language when she arrives. This helps her learn about herself, and to understand other’s differences. It also enables us to encourage her in her strengths, talents and gifts.

Thanks again for your prayers and support as we assist these young ladies....supporting them as they continue to learn and to grow into positive, confident, lively young women.

God Bless You,
 Liberty Godparent Home Houseparents and staff

"God, Your faithful love is so valuable that people take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They are filled from the abundance of Your house; You let them drink from Your refreshing stream, for with You is life’s fountain. In Your light we will see light." (Psalms 36:7-9 HCSB)

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