At Sunlight Home, we believe in the power of expression and the healing from abuse and human trafficking that can come from sharing one’s journey. Today, we are honored to share a beautiful poem written by one of our courageous residents. This young mother has faced numerous challenges and is on a transformative journey to understand what it means to be a healthy, loving mother to her child.

Finding My Way: A Mother’s Heart

In the quiet of the night, When all the world is still, I search my heart and wonder, What a mother’s love should feel.

Should it be strong like mountains, Unyielding, never weak? Or gentle as a summer breeze, Tender, soft, and meek?

Should it guide with firm direction, Or let them find their way? Is it in the quiet moments, Or the words we choose to say?

A mother’s love, I’m learning, Is not a simple thing, It’s in the tears and laughter, In every song we sing.

It’s holding on and letting go, It’s comfort in the storm, It’s finding strength in weakness, A shelter safe and warm.

In the eyes of my sweet child, I see the path ahead, To be a loving, healthy mom, With every word I’ve said.

For in this journey, step by step, I find my heart’s true call, To be the best that I can be, A mother, giving all.

This poem beautifully encapsulates the internal struggle and the profound dedication of a mother striving to provide the best for her child. At Sunlight Home, we support our residents as they navigate their unique paths to motherhood, providing them with the tools and guidance they need to thrive.

Through programs like our Long-Term Empowerment Program, we offer resources such as Bible study, church attendance, goal-setting, and childcare support. These programs are designed to empower our residents, helping them to build healthy, independent lives for themselves and their children.

We are incredibly proud of this resident for her bravery in sharing her heart through this poem. Her words are a testament to the strength and resilience of all the mothers at Sunlight Home.

Stay tuned for more stories of hope and transformation from our amazing residents. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these women and their children.

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If you would like to support our mission and help more mothers like the one who wrote this touching poem, please consider donating or volunteering. Your contribution can make a significant impact on the lives of our residents and their children.

Thank you for being a part of our community and for supporting the incredible women we serve.