Hannah lives in Myanmar. Her parents divorced when she was just five years old. Her mother remarried, but Hannah was not welcomed into the new family. Sadly, this tragedy happens to children all over the world who are the helpless victims of divorce and dysfunctional family life.
Christmas Day was a big deal for me when I was growing up. I was the youngest of eight children, and my parents bought a lot of Christmas gifts for us. When I woke up on Christmas morning, generally before anyone else, I would rush into our living room where our big Christmas tree would be sparkling in all its glory. Ten piles of presents would be strategically placed on chairs, the floor, and covering the couch. It was a present extravaganza! With all those gifts, my parents did not bother to wrap most of them. Looking closely, I could tell which pile of presents was for me because my parents knew what each of their children needed or wanted.
“Baptist Children’s Home is pleased to thank Doug Freyenberger and the Monsanto fund for this generous gift of $2,500, which will provide care for so many children. Baptist Children’s Home appreciates Mr. Freyenberger’s partnership in caring for at-risk children,” said Linda Brooks
After leaving the store, Aunt Angela suggested that the girls surprise the Pier 1 employees. Aunt Angela said it was wonderful to watch the girls as they drove back to Krispy Kreme. The girls all pitched in with their own money and bought a dozen donuts.
His mother had to walk many miles before getting to the hospital. By the time she arrived at the hospital, she was completely helpless. The doctor tried to save them both, but the mother died only few minutes after she delivered her child.
In the early 1960’s, the newly built Michigan gym provided a great indoor facility to provide year round recreational opportunities. Fifty five years later, our houseparents and children continue to reap the benefits daily.