WSP board members and staff enjoyed a holiday lunch at Chez Nous.
Volunteer Marty Barrick staffing our booth at the Saint John Methodist Church Alternative Gift Market. Great shopping for good causes – stop by today until 3pm OR tomorrow, 12-4pm!!
The Barnes and Noble Book Drives have begun! WSP is the recipient at Sunset Valley and Hill Country Galleria Barnes and Noble bookstores during the months of November and December.
As for my experience as a first-time volunteer (a recorder), I was very surprised at how simple and fun it was. I struggled to restrain laughter with one mom as we snickered over how comical her dragon roar was, or her random comments about how big something was in the book on Big things. There were also times when I was very tired or anxious, such as when the moms picked chapter books and read 15-20 minutes of a book (I later learned that I should have cut them off by 10 minutes, and let them know ahead of time that would happen).
The messages the moms left for their children on the recordings really struck me as the essence of WSP. The stories are two-dimensional, the sensory input of words and the imagination interpreting the words, but the mother’s love is a third dimension that only her children can enter.