Words of Thanks: Rosa’s Story
When Rosa joined INMED’s Healthy Families program, she and her husband had just arrived from Mexico and were starting their journey as first-time parents, ready to do their best for their child. When Rosa graduated from the program, she sent her family support worker the following letter of thanks for the guidance and support she provided over the years to help their new family grow strong:
“[My family and I] have been participating in the Healthy Families program for more than 3 years, and can’t thank you enough for the enormous support we have received in the past years through my family support workers and the organization.
As a first-time mother full of questions, uncertainties, and new things to experience, I learned through the support I received that there were many things in myself that could make me a great mother to my son. I was very well informed of my child’s development, milestones, and areas I was interested in learning more about through curriculums. I was referred to many resources and events in the community, which I benefited from regularly. My family support workers paid attention to my child’s development and walked me through the process of planning and carrying out goals. They also looked after my family’s well being.
“As a first-time mother full of questions, uncertainties and new things to experience, I learned through the support I received that there were many things in myself that could make me a great mother to my son.”
I liked that my husband was also invited and encouraged to be involved in the home visits, which he enjoyed greatly. One of the things I liked the most were the Ages & Stages Questionnaire, which I consider very important because it follows up on my child’s evolution in many areas and picks up any developmental problems at an early stage. We have benefited so much from the program and we are truly thankful for your time, efforts, and dedication invested in my family.
Now the time has arrived for me to graduate, even though I would love to continue being part of the program. But I’m happy to leave my spot and opportunity open for another family or mother who would benefit as much as I did.
A big thank you once again from the bottom of my heart to all my family support workers, sponsors, patrons for all your donations, and INMED in general for helping and guiding families like mine to raise healthy children.”