Dear Florence Crittenton Staff,

Before I came here I was in a bad place in many different ways, most of which you all know about. I was a very damaged person about to bring a baby into the world and I was very scared even if I never told anyone. After I got here I was still scared of just about everything including being around all of you knowing that one day I would have to leave you all to go home. I was scared to get close to any of you but found myself forming one type of relationship or another with all of you! Being here for close to 6 months was one of the hardest choices I have ever had to make and it turned into one of the best! All of you have made one kind of impact on my life and in turn my baby boys. You guys will never know how much each and every one of you means to me and I thank all of you for believing in me and giving me every tool possible to be the best person and mother I can be as well as helping me find my voice.

I will never forget any of you and I will never stop coming to visit! You are my second family and the biggest group of people to think I am worth anything and can do just about everything. My life has been changed in the best ways possible because you guys told me I could do it. I’m glad this place is available for young mothers even if not all of them feel the same way. Keep doing what you guys are doing because you all helped change my life and I’m sure you are going to change many, many more and I want all of you to be proud like you want me to be proud! I love all of you so much and will tell everyone I know what a wonderful job you do! See you guys soon!!!

Love Julia