One Way Farm – Child of the Month
There are times when the children of One Way Farm Children’s Home have to go through a death of someone they know. Usually, it is the death of a grandparent who loved them unconditionally.
When this call comes, I take the child somewhere to talk, so I can explain what has happened. I tell them that I’ll go to the funeral and stay with them.
When I arrive at the funeral, I request the largest basket of flowers for the child.
On the way back to the shelter, I explain that each day they should remove a wilted flower from the basket until all the flowers are gone. I say, “This will be your mourning time and you have a basket as a reminder of the love you shared.”
I talk, in hopes that I help the child who cries. I look over and if the child has fallen asleep, I place a single rose in their hand.
Life begins again for them.
Barbara Condo – Owner and Operator of One Way Farm Children’s Home