By Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri | Founder & Executive Director
In January, I was present at a fundraiser for Warm Hearth in Colorado. I had the honor of meeting two sisters (pictured in the attachment below). I had noticed them in the crowd; they were shining like jewels. We spoke about how to make Warm Hearth more beautiful. We spoke of goats and soap-making, and about the gifts that we receive when we open out hearts to all people whether they have a disability or not.
From our conversation, I could tell that these were people who had lived and breathed the realities of Warm Hearth. They seemed to know what I was speaking about intimately. One of the women eventually said that her sister, standing with us, had a disability and that she was her greatest gift, teaching her what it means to be human, to be vulnerable, to live according to what matters. She said that she knows and lives the reality that one group of people is not strong while the “others” are not weak. She has been transformed by loving her sister, and felt she had received more than she could ever give. We know this transformation intimately at Warm Hearth, but it was a gift to be reminded.
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