She walked in.

An 18 year old mother of one.

She graduated high school this week and recently obtained a part-time job.

There has recently been much to celebrate.

Although she is sure she's not alone in her journey, she wasn't able to see it, feel it, know it until she began attending Friday night dinners.

Now, she is the one allowing others to see, feel and know that they are not alone.

We are grateful for those who pull up chairs and extend the invitation for community, and we are thankful for those who bravely accept the invitation.