A View From the Porch (February 3, 2015)

I arrived back at St. Agnes’ House this week to discover a white box FILLED with hand-made caps for babies.  (See photo).  They were so adorable and I was excited, because I knew the parents who stay at St. Agnes’ House would love them too.  I could picture them on their little baby’s head.

Sure enough, yesterday afternoon, James and Rosie came by.  Their newborn baby had some serious health issues and was transferred to Lexington three weeks ago.  They are in their early 30s and were frantic about their baby and wanting to be with him.  We only had a room for a few days, but they gladly took it.  They even came by to let us know how much they appreciate having the room for even a few days.

Thanks Elizabeth Hockey for the wonderful caps for little babies.  Rosie said she liked the striped one, because it reminded her of sock monkey!
Thanks Elizabeth Hockey for the wonderful caps for little babies. Rosie said she liked the striped one, because it reminded her of sock monkey!

Luckily, we’ve been able to arrange for them to stay longer.  They’ve had to move rooms a couple of times, but yesterday, they stopped by again.  “St. Agnes’ House has been such a blessing to us.  It’s really a nice place to stay,” they said.

Their baby was doing better and they’re hoping to go home in the next week.  I showed them the baby hats and they chose two for the baby.  “I like the striped one, because it reminds me of sock monkey,” Rosie said.

Thanks Elizabeth Hockey for the wonderful gift of the baby hats, which brought joy to James and Rosie.

Enjoy this View from the Porch!

Love, Rebecca+

We Love Recycling!

Theresa Maynard and James Carter with the LFUCG electronics recycling program.
Theresa Maynard and James Carter with the LFUCG electronics recycling program.

Recently, we learned about a new program with Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.  It’s an electronic recycling program for nonprofits.  The government receives lots of household electronics.  They test them and those they find are working, they give away to nonprofits.

This morning I was able to go and get 2 flat screen TVs, DVD/VHS players, and clock radios.  James Carter is a supervisor of the Division of Waste Management and was extremely helpful in letting me know where the various items were and making sure I had all of the cords we needed.  Theresa Maynard, Administrative Officer in the Department of Social Services coordinates the program and welcomed us this morning.

THANKS James and Theresa for helping us provide entertainment to our guests!

A sunny late winter morning.
A sunny late winter morning.

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Light on the empty rocking chair, waiting for warmer weather.
Light on the empty rocking chair, waiting for warmer weather.
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