It's a lot of work but SO worth it.
Yesterday I got a letter from Bree's mom. Bree is a 5 year old Lakota girl who has latched on to me and claims me as her own. That's fine with me - she's my baby girl and I claim her for my own too. Bree's mom is a wonderful lady and is so appreciative of what we do and grateful that someone takes an interest in her children. The back of the card had Bree's hand print and she had written my name above it. So cute! I'm told my several people that Bree cries for me throughout the year. I mean, how could I not do these trips with that kind of thing going on? It's been a blessing to watch her grow up. I'm glad we emphasize building relationships. I really believe that's what it's all about.