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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Come unto me

This modern sculpture of Jesus welcoming the physically challenged is the centerpiece of the new Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres. I was telling my folks today about the ranchers showing us their rooms in the group home.

One man was a big fan of Toy Story with his own Woody Doll, and another had an impressive collection of Hot Wheels miniature cars, trucks and planes. Another man was on the basketball court shooting impressively from the corner, and yelling just like a kid for people to watch.

People were doing chores, and we heard of the crafts, therapies, recreations, trips, work opportunities that they pursue depending on age and ability, and finally the pieces all fell together for me.

These needy adults are safe, cared for, and valued. We all need that.

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