A Special Word of Thanks from the Children at Rubin Cottage
It’s Christmas morning at Kid Sanctuary
House Parents are awake but it’s not voluntary.
The kids are excited to open their gift
But before we start let’s make a slight shift!
From getting to giving let’s turn our heart
Jesus is the place we need to start!
It’s HIS birthday we celebrate.
He gives us the gifts, now that’s first rate!
He doesn’t just honor us on the day of his birth,
But on each and every day we spend on His earth.
He gives us so much all through the year
Did we notice his gifts in this house right here?
In 2015 there were many changes
That brought together eight people as God arranges.
The year began with Tasha, the oldest of six,
And Cyntheria whom God had added to the mix.
On the first day of the new year He made it quite clear
That Karla also should be part of the family here.
In March came Lydia, the youngest of all
But God wasn’t finished, who else would He call?
Not children but house parents came instead
Mr. Madiou & Ms. Julie came on ahead!
In the fall Zyah came, light as a feather
October brought Nay Nay and we were all together.
There were others who came, and others who went
But at the end there were eight and we were quite content!
So what gifts did God give us throughout the year?
Keep listening intently and you will hear!
We are thankful for a home and being alive
For God all around us to help us survive.
For toys to play with and food to eat,
Our beds and our rooms just can’t be beat!
We are thankful for each other
For every father, mother, sister, brother.
And while we miss our families every day
We are so grateful for a place to stay.
Ms. Angela is awesome and great
And someone we really appreciate.
And don’t forget Ms. Stephanie who does our hair
A person for whom we love and care.
We are thankful for our friends far and near
And for all those whom we hold dear.
For school and the ability to learn
For transportation to go and return.
For tutors and teachers, and libraries and books
And for a houseparent who knows how to cook.
For gifts and talents like good grades and dance
And so many activities our lives to enhance.
For Ms. Laura and others to listen to our fears
And for you God for catching all of our tears.
For church and the Bible, for music and prayer,
For visits with family and others who care.
For boyfriends and husbands and best friends too
God for all these things we are grateful to you.
For short days and long days and each day more
And Lord we even thank you for giving us chores.
For DCM’s, mentors and all who help us
We will try to respect them and not make a fuss.
For we know in the end it is you in control
Looking out for our future and our very soul.
For a kitchen to cook in and toilets to use
For TV to entertain us and beds in which to snooze.
For eyes that see and legs that walk,
Noses that smell and voices that talk.
For ears to hear and hands to use
We pray that our senses we will never loose.
For waking in the morning and sleeping at night
For keeping us close and shining your light.
We could go on and on forever and ever
Your wonderful gifts seem to run out never.
We love you and thank you on this Christmas Day
May we never forget that you are the way.
Guide us, protect us throughout the new year
Keep our hearts and your heart very near.
For each one in this house is not here by mistake
You brought us together a new family to make.
On behalf of all the children at KidSanctuary Campus, thank you for making the Holiday season extra special!
Alexandra Karram Interiors
GG Marlene Spa
Ibis Golf & Country Club Residents
The Ladies of the Pompano Beach Moose Lodge
Meg Weinberger, Carla Pisani, and the Professional Partners Committee
Saks Fifth Avenue
The Samuel J. & Connie M. Frankino Foundation
Sequin Palm Beach