Different…and yet also the same

The children’s room at Louisville Scholar House, gets a lot of love from our families. During orientations and workshops, you can always find little ones  amusing and entertaining volunteers. Books are read and pictures are drawn and rocking horses and trains are played with.

If you pass by, at just the right moment – you may be swept into a world of superheros saving the day, a construction site of blocks or Doc McStuffins performing check ups on the local stuffed animals.

It is, in so many ways, a beautiful reminder that our children here at Family Scholar House are just like other children–they imagine.  And dream.  And create. And wonder.

And yet, they are also not like many other children–because they’ve known hunger. And violence.  And not having a roof over their heads.  And wondering if Santa really does come for all little boys and girls.

Different…and yet also the same. And they are ALL ours–no matter what they’ve been through or where they’ve come from, they are part and parcel of this place.  And as an agency, a neighborhood, a community, a city–they are ours to care for, to encourage, to inspire, to nurture into the fabulous and amazing people they are already on their way to becoming.

For them we are so, so thankful.  And feel awfully lucky that we get to be part of their lives.

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