A Real Difference Maker
By Mark Hay
At Sammy’s Window, we get a lot of chances to change lives. Sometimes, we get ours changed by those we serve. One such case is a little girl named Rosey and her foster mom.
Rosey came to us, just a shell of a child. The first time I met her, she was so small and frail. Her body was almost rigid. She had a very hollow look in her eyes. She knew only one word, and that was the word “NO”. She wanted me to pick her up and carry her around. When I did, she stared into my eyes and studied me intently. We went in search of the perfect stuffed animal. Each one I showed her, she quickly said “No”. I would hug them and say “Yes”. Finally I saw a small grin at one and with a little prompting, she said “yes”‘ a new second word to her vocabulary.
I see Rosey now every couple of months. She has definetly bloomed in to a flower. Very happy, very chatty, an air of confidence. That doesn’t just happen. It comes about by a loving foster mom who puts in the hours needed to change a life. Both these gals have had a huge impact on me.
Now the mom has a new opportunity. She has been asked to shape a sibling group from another state. She needs our help. She is in need of a bunkbed, a twin and full mattress and 2 dressers. She will change these kids lives. Question is, will you step up and help her or others?
Note from George: Would you or your group be in a position to assist Sammy’s Window? Sammy’s Window is a not-for-profit organization, whose special purpose is to help foster children enter the foster system with some sense of dignity, and assist foster parents with the transition. Mark, the founder and director, is also a member of Friends of the Garden and a FOG volunteer.
Sammy’s Window does have a group Facebook page, click here> http://www.facebook.com/friendsofthegarden#!/groups/53740542338/
For more information on how you can help, contact:
Mark Hay, Director Sammy’s Window
Tel: 417.849.7941 Email: email@example.com
Location: 3757 N. Glenstone (call before dropping by) Springfield, MO 65803