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We all strive to have good habits to be a better person in all aspects of our lives. I know I struggle every single day to change bad habits to good ones.
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The Decision Train -Peter Voogd
I watched ‘The Decision Train’ – Peter Voogd talks about why most entrepreneurs fail……….he calls it ‘The Decision Train’. Where people make their decisions on their feelings…. This makes so much sense and has really inspired me to view things differently.
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Recently I was thinking about all the events that have happened in my life. I thought of Erie Neighborhood House And Evelyn Lyman My Angel.
I remember as a youth living with my biological mother and seven siblings in Chicago, Illinois. We would visit Erie Neighborhood House for all types of help and activities that were offered there. It was anything as getting food, clothing, tutoring lessons, attending church, receiving Christmas gifts, selling cookies to be able to go on a vacation in Michigan, lessons in ballet and piano to visiting families in other states that helped under privileged children.
The person I remember that gave so much to all who visited was Evelyn Lyman. She dedicated her life to helping people in the neighborhood. I was nine years old when she introduced us to the family in Warsaw, Indiana. Evelyn Lyman wanted children to see that there was a better way of life and in turn, the families that cared for the children also learned valuable lessons.
Evelyn dedicated every single moment to help families. She brought children into her own home. She NEVER clocked out. She is one of the most amazing women I had the pleasure of having in my life If it wouldn’t have been for her my life would have been so different.
She arranged many children to visit many homes throughout different states. I had the pleasure of visiting several different families in South Dakota and Indiana. I would not have been able to see what life was like outside of my inner city home in Chicago, Illinois. That’s why Erie Neighborhood House And Evelyn Lyman My Angel means so much to me.
Eventually I started visiting the family in Warsaw, Indiana every vacation break we had. Easter, Thanksgiving and the entire summer. I did that for several years and the summer of my 13th birthday they ask my biological mother if I could attend school in Warsaw. Reluctantly she said ‘yes’. I was the oldest and helped a lot at home. My mother realized that this would be a better way of life for me, so she put her needs aside for me. I was a teenager and of course didn’t realize what a great sacrifice that was. Needless to say that it must have hurt her deeply that I was so happy to go.
Evelyn Lyman would visit and make sure everything was working out. Since I was from the inner city and struggling in school my foster parents would be easy on me. Evelyn would tell them to treat me as one of their own and not use that as an excuse. As soon as that happened my grades went up. That goes to show us that children rise to your expectations.
The next summer my foster mother asked if I wanted to go visit my mother for her birthday. I didn’t want to go because I thought I might not be able to come back. I said I’d go later that summer. The very next week two days before my fourteenth birthday she was killed in a car accident. I have always felt so guilty that I had not gone to see her. I was so selfish!
All because of Erie Neighborhood House And Evelyn Lyman My Angel
Since we didn’t have a father in the home Evelyn made sure we were all put in loving homes. My foster parents took three of us girls and the rest of the siblings went to other homes in the area. My foster parents already had four children and did not hesitate. We were all adopted and all have college degrees.
I am so ashamed to say that after I was adopted I lost touch with Erie Neighborhood House And Evelyn Lyman My Angel. I was so selfish and involved with my own life and would give anything to hug her and thank her for her selflessness. I guess I wanted to forget that part of my life.
I’m writing this blog to give thanks to a woman that meant the world and made a difference to so many people. So Evelyn, I’m sorry and thank you with all my heart! God Blessed so many families with you!