Yesterday we welcomed home the newest members of our family. I think I speak for most everyone who has called this Manna House home over the years when I say that it never gets old. Part of what makes this house so enchanting is that despite constant changes, there is always a constant sense of belonging. Some years it might take the new Program Directors days or weeks to settle in, but everyone eventually begins to embrace these dirt smudged walls and couches overflowing with people as their own. This group wasted no time in enjoying the pool, lounging in the hammock, and even helping to bathe the family dogs. We are hopeful for their year living life here together.
We've also already enjoyed our first family dinner together last night at Andele, which felt a lot like déjà vu since this time last year we were doing the exact same thing. This morning after breakfast everyone headed out for their first introduction to the community. So from one Mannamily to another, WELCOME HOME!