Familiar Comforts


New blankets In everyone’s history as a child there has been or maybe even still is a “favorite blankie”.  This possession might take on a variety of different names, but “blankie” tends to be the most common.  It has a certain familiar smell, the laundry detergent, dryer sheet, fabric softener, potpourri of the room, or soapy clean smell after a bath when cuddling up close.  It has a certain familiar feel, a worn spot, a corner, or a fabric that is fleecey or textured or smooth, or even a bunchy spot of lining.  And it has a familiar look that changes with time, with use, with juice spills, with sick nights, with mud puddles and with sticky fingers.  When hung over the back of two chairs it forms the perfect club house. And there could be no better cape for your super hero adventures.  This “blankie” for many is a sign of comfort and of New blankets (9) security. When cuddled close no harm may come.  When held securely even the worst of tummy aches feels a bit better. 

The students, teachers, parents, alumni, and community of Wetaskiwin Composite High School used their create ability to make each of GLA’s Toddler House residents a personalized blankie all their own.  Hand delivered by a team from Alberta these blankets have already begun to bring comfort to the hearts of the hurting here, and bring security, warmth, and healing to children have been through more fears, uncertainty , and loss this year than many will go through in a lifetime.  We are so truly thankful and touched by one communities desire to send a touch of love our way. 

THANK YOU Wetaskiwin Composite High School & Community!   

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Karen Beatty wrote:
Hi -- the photo album is so great! Is that Jerry in the blue and gray checkered blanket -- he's all bundled up it's tough to tell! Thanks, Molly!

Wed, November 24, 2010 @ 7:01 PM

2. Glenn Thamer wrote:
Wow, what a wonderful expression of love from Canadian teenagers to kids in Haiti. Good work Wetaskiwin CHS!

Tue, November 23, 2010 @ 10:17 PM

3. Summer wrote:
That was so nice of Wetaskiwin Composite High School to do that. Way to go! :)

Fri, November 30, 2012 @ 7:36 PM

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