God’s perfect creation reminds us again we are entering a season of rebirth, a time of year when nature reawakens. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Beauty is God’s handwriting. Welcome it in every fair flower.” With hope refreshed, we reflect on our blessings and joyfully anticipate the future God has for Protected Harbor.
We were grateful for God’s blessings during recent challenges that included surgeries and other emergencies and thank all who prayed during this time. The residents are participating in the “Special Strong” program again this season. It is a wonderful gift from our community partners that offers an exercise regimen and nutritional tips. With support from our professional staff, everyone strives to maintain their physical, mental, and spiritual health in optimum condition.
Kimber is helping to provide healthy meal options for her housemates this spring. She started a vegetable garden growing tomatoes and other items for all residents to enjoy. Learning how to care for plants and watching the caretaker get rewarded with beautiful results is both a learning opportunity and concrete proof of God’s generous gifts. The kindness, selflessness, and abilities of our clients never cease to amaze, creating genuine smiles all around.
We also enjoyed an exciting adventure. Freedom Waters treated our residents and special guests to a “yacht day” on the gulf. This all-inclusive sailing event offered sun, fun, food, and fellowship as a special blessing to close out the month of April.
As always, we are thankful for your continued prayers, financial support, and the many volunteer hours that help us achieve our goals and serve the growing number of clients God brings to us. Please consider sharing this newsletter with your friends. Along with our website, it is a wonderful introduction to the people, programs, and mission of Protected Harbor.
“Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come” (Song of Songs 2:12)