- Fritzie Saintoiry
First Successful GHH Kendall Outing
Last week we had our first outing – a trip to the Miami Dade County Fair. This outing gave both boys a chance to bond and get to know each other. We interviewed 10 boys before deciding on the two selected. Now that they’ve spent some time together, we are so happy to see how well their personalities balance each other out. They both enjoyed going on the big rides – the ones that made my heart drop and caused my lungs not to function properly the next day. Alex loves sports and proved to have excellent aim at the target games. He won the house mom a gigantic stuffed monkey and a Care Bear for me. It brought joy to my face to see us interacting like a family…
Despite the fun and fulfillment of seeing the boys enjoying themselves at the fair, hints of hidden troubles often surfaced. Being in the foster system causes you to build a wall, causes you not to trust others and usually makes you feel that you are unsafe. It’s going to be a process. I can’t wait to share with them the story of Genesis who birthed the vision of GHH and made all of this possible. For now, we are pleased to see that the boys love their new home. One has decorated his room to perfection and the other one is adding a pet chameleon to his “sanctuary.” We are so thankful for Nora Estevez for donating her home to us and allowing us to be rent free for three months. I invite everyone to join us on this journey of providing these boys a new beginning. Genesis Redlands is definitely still in the making. I can’t wait to share the new discoveries we make along the way.
Until next time, friends! Keep pressing on and never give up.