the “thanks” from the juveniles i work with at the jail, at the end of our christmas party. their words below, are not why i do what i do, but rather, by them expressing this to us, i realized, they get it. they see how those afternoons are for them, and why we come, and why we share what we share, and do what we do with them. but also, it was such an affirmation – they know i care about them. 🙂
woohooo! here it is:
first of all, i would like to thank God for making our program successful and enjoyable. On behalf to our guests and speakers for today, we the juveniles thank you for the time you have given us. It is our pleasure to be part of our program for today and also to our CICL department.
We’re very, very thankful for the support and patience for coming here every friday afternoon – not only for that day, but almost all of the times coming here and giving us such kind of fun activities. We so much feel the importance even though we are here in this facility you giving us the meaning of our live’s spending here inside…also we thank you for giving us hope and making good toward our future…we are able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of, but infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be here, but trust God’s purposes. We also thank you cause you are the reason in order to focus all our energies on this thing, “forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead” your our inspiration, hope, and desire.
so again, very very thank youl. God bless you all and advance Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to each and everyone.