cute child with teddy beareProvidence House gave me my best friend, my new teddy. We go everywhere together! When I wake up we shuffle into the little kitchen where I meet my new friends for breakfast before school.

My teddy even waits for me atop my very own bed while I’m at preschool. Mommy gets to go to school here, and sometimes she’s here when I get back! She says I’ll be coming home with her soon, but I don’t mind the stay here. I know basically everyone here now, and the nice ladies tuck Teddy in with me every night. We’re nice and snug and safe.

My favorite part of the day is when Teddy and I get to try yoga. He’s not very balanced; he always topples over. The teachers make it so fun! I’m not sure why they call it yoga; they should call it safari. I get to crawl around and pretend to be an elephant or a lion.

You’d never guess, but Teddy has an eye for art! Whenever I’m making a new drawing he’s there to help me pick the perfect colors. I think that’s why they make it on the fridge. We aren’t much for painting, there’s too much paint on us, Ms. Jenny says. Art day is a perfect kind of messy, but Teddy was too excited…now he has a blue splotch on his ear.

Ms. Jenny said I should be going home in a few days. The last few weeks with the other kids were so fun, but I’m excited to go home. Mommy and I have learned a lot, and with Teddy around I know we can make it through anything.

Grant funds from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc. helps fund the mission of Providence House.