This is the text of a truly lovely Christmas card we received at the CEF office this week.
Our hearts burst with appreciation and a sense of mutual gratitude for this member’s kind words…
Dear all the wonderful CEF advocates,
This holiday season is a special one for me because I got to meet you! Some of you know more about me than my own family… difficult for me to admit it. It wasn’t easy for me to open up, especially to people I barely knew, but you managed to cheer me on and help me without any judgment. I had to look deeply within myself and ask, “What do I need help on so I can repair and build myself and move forward to living an independent life?”
Trust is earned. And you definitely earned not only my trust, but my respect and my friendship.
I’d like to express my deepest gratitude for all your hard work, above all for not giving up on me. I pray the good Lord will also extend his kindness and love, and shower you with many blessings… not only this Christmas season, but for many years to come.
With love and deep gratitude,