I arrived at Restoration Destination with tremendous apprehension and trepidation about living here. But almost immediately, it began to disappear once I entered the “transition house” and met Paul, who was as friendly and helpful in person as he was on the phone. Then I was shown my room which two times bigger than my old cell. The room was furnished with a new bed, sheets, bedspread and towels. This was followed by a delicious home cooked dinner…WOW! What a first day!
On Sunday, I went to Jacob’s Destiny Church, where I met Caz, Jim, Pastor Mike and so many other residents. I know I was no longer in transitional housing – now I was home!
On Monday, Paul made sure I had all the documents I needed and Randy took me to the sheriff’s office and then the DMV to help me take care of my state obligations. What a relief to get all that done. I don’t think I could have done it by myself. We next went to lunch where I had my first real hamburger and fries in over 8 years. By Wednesday, I had my own phone – thanks to Randy taking me to Target.