“…it is a phenomenal program.” Why, they’re talking about us! The best testament to the power and positive impact of our work is when our program partners praise us. It makes our day. Here, Friends of Guest House executive director Kari Galloway mentions Heard’s work as part of how they are keeping their residents safe and sane in a feature posted in the Alexandria Gazette Packet. Thank you Kari! You are the best and we love working with you!
Ayla Laundry, April 16, 2020, Friends of Guest House
I said to them it is a complicated excerpt ,
but is it my story?
A continued story with no precise end or beginning .
Is it for them?
Or is it for me?
Contessia Bosserman, April 16, 2020, Friends of Guest House
I speak to my pain,
how long can you keep the great sadness at bay?
Pain answers, until you can overcome it.
i whisper to my curiosity,
how have the waves not drug you under?
Curiosity simply answers hope.
Then i ask will there be a pocket of air underneath the pressure of the sea?
Light is above the water and you must reach for it.
Candace Leber, April 16, 2020, Friends of Guest House
And I said to her: Will you see how wonderful you are?
And she said: Will you show me?
And I Said to her: Will you forgive yourself?
And she said: Will I have suffered enough?
And I said to us: Will we ever love ourselves?
And we said: Will we help each other?
“And i said to her, ‘Why am I different?’ She said to me, ‘For you were made to stand out.'” Yes, Chazcie, yes!
By Chazcie Heflin, Friends of Guest House, April 16, 2020
And I said to her
Who am i
And she said
You are who you think you are
And i said to her
Why am i different
She said to me
For you were made to stand out
And i said to her
Let go of me i want to be free
and she said you’ve been free,
you blocked yourself from yourself