Dear friends,

      The father was away for long periods of time. After a rather difficult and sometimes violent home life he decided to no longer live at home. The mother was forced to work and that left the 12 year old with his sister to fend for himself. I was invited by the boy to come to dinner prepared by his mother. When I visited, I cannot even remember seeing a television at home, and certainly there were no books or games laying around. The economic poverty of the home was noticeable, but the home was clean and tidy. As she cooked, the mother explained her job did not have consistent hours and she was constantly worried about having a job. That evening, she served her son’s favorite dish, chicken wrapped up with vegetables. I remember it was very good.

Dear friends,

      The father was away for long periods of time. After a rather difficult and sometimes violent home life he decided to no longer live at home. The mother was forced to work and that left the 12 year old with his sister to fend for himself. I was invited by the boy to come to dinner prepared by his mother. When I visited, I cannot even remember seeing a television at home, and certainly there were no books or games laying around. The economic poverty of the home was noticeable, but the home was clean and tidy. As she cooked, the mother explained her job did not have consistent hours and she was constantly worried about having a job. That evening, she served her son’s favorite dish, chicken wrapped up with vegetables. I remember it was very good.

Dear friends,

      The father was away for long periods of time. After a rather difficult and sometimes violent home life he decided to no longer live at home. The mother was forced to work and that left the 12 year old with his sister to fend for himself. I was invited by the boy to come to dinner prepared by his mother. When I visited, I cannot even remember seeing a television at home, and certainly there were no books or games laying around. The economic poverty of the home was noticeable, but the home was clean and tidy. As she cooked, the mother explained her job did not have consistent hours and she was constantly worried about having a job. That evening, she served her son’s favorite dish, chicken wrapped up with vegetables. I remember it was very good.