His Eye is on the Sparrow outing at the Toledo Mudhen's. - we all had a ball. Thank you, Edward Jones Investments, for giving us the tickets and the suite.
Kathleen Boyes brings more than 20 years of experience in human services to His Eye Is On The Sparrow. She began her career as a direct care worker and has held positions with providers of Child Welfare, Community Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Services.
Kathleen received her PhD. and MA in Counseling Education from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northern Michigan University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
I would like to tell you about my trip to Myrtle Beach in August of 2016 for my 30th birthday week.
IT WAS AMAZING.
It was my first time on an airplane, first time out of Michigan, and my first time on the OCEAN.
God showed me, if I make a plan and work really hard to save my money, I can travel to different places and have sooooooo much fun.
I saw an awesome aquarium with a Shark at Ripley's Believe It or Not.
YES. That's a TV show back in the day in case you didn't know :) HaHa
I dressed up at the "Old Fashion Store" with two fun lady managers.
They gave me a free photo. I LOVE IT.
I went to an amusement park and rode a ferris wheel 3 times before midnight.
We were night owls. HAHA
I walked on a pier and watched the sunset.
I went to an "I LOVE SUGAR" store. I know you all wish you were there :)
I went to AWESOME restaurants with AMAZING food, and lots of GREAT stores.
I went to the beach and wrote friends names in the sand, relaxed in the pool, hot tub, and so much more.
I'm a great photographer and took lots of pictures as you can see on the screen.
God also showed me I AM VERY BRAVE
I tried new things like flying on an airplane. I sat in the pilot's seat in the cockpit.
It was soooo AWESOME. They wouldn't let Patricia, sorry HAHA :)
So she stayed in the doorway and took my photo.
I went in a helicopter over the ocean. I had sooo much fun.
I'm GLAD I did it.
I was afraid to do these things at first, but not afterwards.
I was VERY BRAVE to take this journey.
God was with me and so was Sparrow House.
God also showed me what happy and sad tears were.
I had happy tears all week. Everyone was smiling, cheerful, and so nice.
They were kind and FUN. They celebrated me everywhere I went and gave me gifts.
I was a celebrity :)
People sang to me and serenaded me. A butterfly lady danced with me.
People loved that it was my 30th birthday.
I got lots of free things.
I got all of that and more. I thanked every person for being so nice.
They made my vacation week very special.
When the trip was over, I had sad tears.
I knew I would miss all those people that were so nice to me.
And it went way too fast. I wasn't ready to leave.
But, it's okay. God will help me save my hard earned money for another trip,
hopefully SOON :)
We would like to thank everyone who was able to attend our annual Christmas celebration. We meet at the Saline house with residents and their families, direct care staff, board members, and volunteers. It was a night full of amazing food, great company and conversations, and group singing of Christmas carols. It was truly a blessed night. Merry Christmas to all!