Mother’s Day holds a special place in my heart since my own mother died when I was 2. In addition to my own bed, I remember having a bed made for me at my aunt Thelma’s house, another at my grandmother Lucy’s and another at uncle Harvey and aunt Mamie’s house. If my father had to work late, I often spent the night at one of their houses.
I know my dad loved me, but I was often separated from his love for days at a time. It was a horrible feeling. But I always knew I had a place to sleep and food to eat.
Now imagine being a homeless boy or girl on the streets with your mother. You have no place to go. A policeman tells your mom about the Nashville Rescue Mission. He says it’s a good place to stay. You arrive with a cautious feeling, wondering if you will be accepted, will the food be good and will there be anyone you can play with.
Because of your faithful donations, the mothers and children who come to us will be welcomed and accepted with love. Your donations allow us to provide nutritious food, warm beds, a safe environment and a welcoming attitude to anyone who walks through our doors.
While my father loved me and raised me, there were times when I felt homeless. I’m blessed to have had family and friends to help out when needed. Without your help these women and children would have no place to go. Thank you for faithfully supporting the work God is doing through the Nashville Rescue Mission.