Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what. -Unknown
In the few short months that I have worked at the Family Scholar House, I couldn’t put my experience into better words than the quote above. Whether be the employees, participants, interns or volunteers, everyone has been so welcoming and truly made me feel apart of the FSH family.
The past year has been a bit bumpy for my family. In August 2015, we welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world. While perfect in our eyes, our little angel was born with Down Syndrome. Due to his diagnosis, my husband and I decided that I would quit my full time job to take care of our son in his first months of life. Our family has struggled not only financially, but emotionally as well and some days just questioning why us.
When the opportunity presented itself for me to begin working at the Family Scholar House, it was honestly an answered prayer. From the day I walked in the door, I have been accepted with open arms and the FSH family will never know how much that has meant to me. The past 8 months haven’t exactly been easy, but the last 3 months have been a lot easier since working at the Family Scholar House.
Helping those in need is what Family Scholar House does best. Whether be their participants or an employee like myself, as the quote above states, FSH does anything to see you smile and loves you no matter what battle you might be fighting.
Becoming apart of the Family Scholar House family couldn’t have came at a better time for me and I will be forever grateful.