This week was my first trip home since you all donated so many wonderful blankets and hats for the Jackson Recovery Center's Women and Children's Center (JRC WCC) Auxiliary. I took a huge duffel bag filled with your donations home to Iowa with me. It was perfect timing, because we had the JRC WCC's annual auxiliary luncheon
I delivered the blankets and everyone was in awe of the kindness of knitters, sewers and crafters. I told them that most of the blankets were donated by readers of my blog. They were truly touched and in awe of your generosity. My SIL Priscilla saw the huge duffel bag and thought it was a hockey bag (it was that big!) While I didn't get a good picture of the blankets being delivered, I did snap a lovely photos of this year's Executive Board for the Auxiliary.
These lovely ladies do so much for the women and children in Siouxland. In fact, our guest speaker Michelle gave a very moving testimony of her story from addiction to sobriety to success. She is now learning to be a mother to her children, she's been sober for two years, and is going to school and getting straight As. Guess what she's studying? She is studying to be an addiction counselor so she can give back and help others like she was helped. I really can't relay in my words the touching heartfelt story she shared with us. But trust me, we need to make one of these success stories every single day.
I can't thank you enough for all your generosity with your blanket and hat donations for the infants, babies, toddlers, children and even teens who come to treatment with their mothers. The whole family gets healthy together.