Abbey opened the box and saw the card written with a message just for her. Everything in the Welcome Home Kit was chosen to help her feel more at home in her new apartment. Abbey was brave enough to leave an abusive relationship and fled with her two children to find refuge and safety over a thousand miles away.
There are many wonderful people helping Abbey. Our part in her story has been providing her with the dignity of new beds for her family, basic home goods and prayer. As Abbey unpacked her box, Penny shared with her the meaning of the hand-knitted wrap tucked inside. Made with love from the women of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Barrington, this prayer shawl was sent out as a way to embrace and comfort her.
Abbey’s eyes filled with tears as she imagined wrapping herself in the love of others and of God. This is one way we love in the name of Christ.
Kristen “Moxie” Johnson