One February 13, we had fun tasting some of our assistants' favorite drinks courtesy of the amazing bartending skills of Maggie Clack. Heart of L'Arche members had the chance to personally connect with several of our house assistants: Greg, Jacqueline, Kelsey, Regina and Sophia. Greg shared eloquently about his time in L'Arche - his metaphor of being a rock, with it shiny salt deposits and imperfections being smoothed and tossed around by the waves of life, is something that will stay with all of us who heard him speak. It was great to be able to take this one night to focus on the assistant experience. These amazing young people are an integral part of our mission and enable us to support people with intellectual disabilities and share the relationships that develop more widely.
To everyone who came, and to all of our Heart of L'Arche members who so faithfully support our efforts to create home, share life, and build community as people with and without intellectual disabilities, thank you.