By Laetitia Palluat de Besset, Heart’s Home US President
On behalf of our Heart’s Home family, I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. May your family celebration be blessed with quality time together and happy remembrances of the gifts received throughout this year.
At Heart’s Home, we have so much to give thanks for! I give thanks for all the smiles we have witnessed this year: the many smiles that a presence of genuine love, tender care, forgiveness and compassion can beget.
I want to give thanks for the smile Armando bore upon returning from his fifteen-month mission in Chile. Speaking about his mission, about the people he served, Armando was totally taken by the joy of his experience.
I am thankful for Chloe’s smile. When her one-year mission in Brooklyn came to a close, she tirelessly visited for the last time all of our friends… with a smile! Her sincere smile expressed the tender love grown in her heart for each one of them.
I am grateful for Carmen Leticia’s smile on the day of her birthday. On that occasion, she affirmed that had she been offered one million dollars, she would turn it down and choose to celebrate her special day with us.
I give heartfelt thanks for our late friend Carlos’ genuine smile, and for his ‘thank you, guys’ repeated incessantly as a farewell. We dearly treasure his gratitude for our faithful visits to his nursing home room over the past five years. What a blessing to be able to be present to him until his recent passing!
And the list could keep going on endlessly! Indeed, every smile is a treasure to us. Every smile is a sign that Heart’s Home is an answer to that deep thirst of many hearts: to be truly loved. I thank you heartily for your support and I thank you for accompanying us in this loving harvesting of smiles. May they be ever more plentiful.