October Thank You

 

Someone once said to me, "If you are not in the middle of a storm, get ready, it's coming!"

Little did I know at the time that a fierce storm was going to radically change my world and that of my young family. And so it was that one day I woke up from within the "Once upon a time" fairytale life that I had always known, and the wind was blowing and the clouds deep within my soul had truly burst forth. Before I knew it I was standing in the midst of my very own storm.

One of the truths about a parent being drenched and thrown around by the storms of life is that the entire family is buffeted also. Through no fault of their own, children experience the turbulence as well.

And should your child find themselves in their own storm, as parents we often voluntarily dive into the eye of the storm, bound and determined to make everything all right.

But sometimes we just can't. Sometimes there is nothing we can do to make everything better. Sometimes we need help.

Daystar has fought through many storms for many families, such as mine. The staff have stood with our children. They have held umbrellas when they needed and at other times, just stood side by side with our children, soaked in the emotion of the downpour, every step of the way, unpicking the intricate story of every individual soul.

The staff of Daystar know that a "Once upon a time" fairytale life teaches nothing of facing the harsh winds of life. Instead, they equip our children to touch their pain, open their hearts, to trust, and learn to dance in the rain.

As a parent I am blessed beyond words by your support of Daystar. Your kindness has already changed my children and many other children's lives. The impact of your gift and generosity can never be measured by man. Thank you.