Back to School
There are few things that make us happier than seeing the happy, healthy smiling faces of the children whose families have stayed with us. It is our honor to be able to serve these families when they need it and feel so blessed that they allow us to continue to be a part of their lives and hearts.
We received this message from a mom yesterday and it warmed our hearts so much we thought we’d share it with you. Happy First Day of Kindergarten, Christian, we are feeling (almost) as excited as you are!
“This is the face of a child who will be starting school on Wednesday. He was the reason that we were comforted by the angels that work in this house. His little life was so early and so frail, but he was a fighter and he pulled through. It was because of this loving place that we were able to be by his side while he fought to live. And it was because of this home that we were blessed with new friendships in other parents and staff. There is never a time that goes by that we don’t think of our weeks here or the beautiful people we get to carry on our unfolding lives with and share our newest milestones and memories with. As we grow in family moments and our challenges we always come back to where it all started…. The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville. Here is Christian sitting in his new seat at school. He will be a kindergartner this week.” – Alice Thompson, Mom to Christian