The real evaluations of what is learned and how hearts are changed may take years to really know. The kids and teens in our grief groups grow up, off to college or career. Our adults may move, remarry, and continue their journey of healing.
The Hope & Healing volunteer may also move, raise their own kids, home school, pursue careers, and their service time at Hope & Healing may slip from today's memories.
Until there is a death within family, workplace, or adult or teen peer group.
In our training we say "What you learn about families and grief will support you and your family for the next 5, 10, or 20 yrs to come," True. The emails, calls, and notes reflect how hearts are healed from D.C. to Los Angeles, to Orlando, and more. The past volunteer may begin grief group in their church or temple or volunteer in the grief center where they live now.
So, after 10 yrs of training, serving, and keeping our mail lists updated we continue to improve our volunteer training as we Listen and Learn and Serve together. You, the blog reader today, can join with hundreds of others in healing the heart of a child, serve a meal, or repair a memory birdhouse.
Go to hhpamarillo.org and register to serve as a volunteer at Hope & Healing Place. Tiffany, Candi, Emily, and I look forward to greeting you beginning this important next step together.