3rd July 2012, by Leah

Lewis Carroll’s book, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, has always been one of my favorites. One scene in particular plays over and over in my mind. After Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole, she finds herself trapped in a room surrounded by locked doors. Out of all the doors, she finds herself wanting to enter the one which leads to a beautiful garden; yet there are numerous obstacles in her path preventing her from crossing the door’s threshold. Is this not a perfect comparison for our work here at IHF? We all left behind the comforts of home and have fallen down a rabbit hole into the unknown. We have a vision of where we want to be, but there are constant challenges preventing us from easily achieving our desire. Peeking through the keyhole only provides us with a glimpse of what we want. It’s up to use to take the actions necessary in order to complete our journey to the garden which awaits us. Some days are tougher than others, but in the end we are doing this for the children. Everything is for the children. If Alice made it to the garden, so will we.


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