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Safe Harbor staff gives back, comes to writer’s aid

Published 3:32pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dear Editor,

How do you thank someone for being the “enough” that you’ve needed in your life?

After my mom passed away in 2004, a family friend made a call to Safe Harbor so I could have someone to talk to so I could learn to cope in a world without my mother.

When I began going to Safe Harbor I was broken and shy, but I have come out of that shell and I began to heal slowly but surely. I am still on that journey.

In 2007 my father also passed and again, with arms open wide Safe Harbor was there.

After some months of counseling I began to volunteer and fell in love with the kids and the staff.

These women GIVE! They give you time to break down, recover and heal all in the timing that it takes. Not rushed, pushed or forced, just processed until moving forward comes natural once again. With open arms the women of Safe Harbor pour themselves into each and every person that comes in, it is their nature to just show an unprejudiced, unconditional love toward ALL … even me.

I wanted to share this about Safe Harbor because my heart is so full for them. I have found so much joy in helping with box lunches, requesting and collecting donations from local businesses or just being at the office to catch phone calls.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. During April, I hope to encourage people to volunteer, donate, get involved and share that you to can make a difference in the life of a child.

Sincerely,

Leigh Ann Myrick

 

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