A Message from the Heart
August 14, 2007,
Children arrive at Seamark Ranch!
Today Seamark Ranch welcomed our first children, a family of three siblings. Immediately our focus shifted from buildings and roads to stuffed animals, school clothes, setting the table and bedtime prayers.
As I came upstairs to check on one of my precious little ones, I noticed he was lying on top of his bed. I asked him if he would like to get under the covers and let me tuck him in. He responded with a puzzled look, saying, “Tuck me in? Does it hurt?” I smiled and said, “No it’s really nice. Can I show you?” He agreed but closed his eyes tight, unsure. I gently stuffed the covers in around him from his shoulders down to his toes, while repeating “snug as a bug in a rug!” He squealed with laughter! Then he rumpled the covers and cried, “Do it again!”
- Kelli Lacouture, Boys' Home Housemom 2007 - 2012