“Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.” –Charles Dickens
After 16 months in our safehome, another one of our girls went home to be reunited with her family last week.
Knowing what she has been through and how far she has come is mind-boggling. She came to our home like an angel with broken wings, and is leaving whole and empowered. She is ready to fly again.
Dr. Velazco, our Director of Aftercare asked her; “How will you remember the Love146 Safehome?” Her answer? “It’s where my life changed. It’s where a new me was born and grew. This Home welcomes and heals the broken.”
At her homecoming, her Mother just held on to her and kept repeating; “My Baby, my baby. I’ve missed you so, my baby.”
In the words of Dr. Velazco to our girl upon leaving; “We’ll be monitoring your flight. Count on it.” Wow, this reintegration process is so hard and beautiful all at the same time.