Do you have a favorite family recipe? One that brings back memories of home?
Domestic violence has caused Sonya to experience housing instability for a long time. To protect her children, she had to move them away from their friends and away from their home.
and while hiding back tears prepared macaroni and cheese – what she felt was a “terrible holiday meal.” As she served this meal to her children, feelings of guilt and sadness overtook Sonya. She felt “like the worst mother in the world” serving her children macaroni and cheese for their holiday meal.
She felt she had failed her children as a mom.
Sonya was surprised when both of her children exclaimed how delicious the meal was. They loved it. She realized in that moment that the magic of the holidays is being together in a safe, warm home.