As we stepped into this journey we are learning that there is more to serving and loving our mama’s than just making sure they have an education, a job and are on a path to getting their own place. While all of these are both crucial and a big part of the journey, we are learning there is a foundational component that is the heart of who we are and want to be! We are about the “doing” but we are very much about the “who” they are.
We want to be a place that is cultivating love,honor, and community. While they are taking the hard steps to move forward, we are taking the steps with them they can reflect upon, steps that cause an inward focus and restoration to the core of who they are: they are worth it, they are lovable and they have a lot to offer themselves, their children and family and this world! It is hard not to focus solely on the “doing” as those seem to be the needs that scream out the loudest and rather focus on the heart and go deep with each mama.
It’s about creating a space for fun, to rediscover things that made them happy, to rebirth the goals and dreams that once flooded their minds and allowing healing and restoration to take place within the trauma and crisis that have become a huge part of their story. Our desire is that their scope of lens they see the world and their circumstances through becomes one of resilience allowing themselves to stand up in anything they face during their time in ESTHER Homes, within their crisis and trauma and in the future!