Most of us can’t think about February without thinking about Valentine’s Day. As I walked around the Family House on the morning of Valentine’s Day, I couldn’t help but reflect on what love looks like and how love is expressed through the care that happens here. Here at the Family House, I see devoted spouses who are heading back over to the hospital after a long night. I see sons and daughters who are part of the “sandwich generation,” juggling multiple responsibilities and trying to help when they can. I see people who were strangers when they arrived here but who count themselves as friends now, giving each other hugs as they prepare to head back home.
Love can look like a lot of things. At the Family House, love shines through the actions of family members, friends, and strangers. Love glimmers through a tearful conversation. Love glows through the hope that is shared around the table. It is inspiring and wonderful and tough and tender! May we all be blessed with this kind of love today and every day!
— Lindley S. Curtis, MDiv, MSW
Lindley is a theologically trained social worker and coordinates support services at the Family House. To speak with Lindley for one-on-one support and information about resources in Winston-Salem and in your home community, call 336.793.2822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.