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A Profound Perspective

Wendi and her familyHello! I am Wendi, a single mother of four beautiful daughters and one autistic son. When people ask me why I found myself and my daughters without a home to call our own, there is no direct answer that I can give them. It was just a symptom of a deeper problem.

When my family showed up on the doorstep of Star of Hope at 3 a.m. after driving halfway across the country, I needed more than just a place to stay, I needed help. I thought that coming to Houston was allowing me to escape the pain of my past. However at the Star of Hope, I learned that I had to face my past head on in order to heal. Now with over four years of sobriety under my belt through a successful recovery plan, I have learned to use my past to propel me toward my future.

The Star of Hope is not just a place, the Star of Hope is “people” who love and care for my family; the people who nursed me back to health over the course of our 31 month stay. We moved out in July 2011, but my heart will never leave. There I found people who will forever be my family and a permanent part of my life. I am excited to share “the rest of the story” as well as a few select writings while I was a client.

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Name: Hank Rush
Time: Friday, December 16, 2011

Thanks, Wendi, for sharing your story. We are so proud of you and how far you have come with God in your life! Blessings to you at Christmas!

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