Connected hearts and spirits transcend space and distance. That’s why the seasons for us - Spring in Langa, South Africa and Autumn on the East Coast of the United States from where I am writing are reminding us that while some things end, most importantly, new beginnings greet us in grand style! We are presented with a new way to see ourselves and the world around us…even as things are still uncertain and may be feeling a bit dark. Road blocks appear and cause us to stumble and lose our way; unexpected stuff happens and throw us off course. Yet the world keeps turning and as we open our eyes to a new day, no matter what yesterday was like, we have another shot at putting on our warrior stance and staring all obstacles in the way and forging ahead. “Set backs are set ups for a come back.” We are embracing new beginnings as the temporary location for Idayimani Montessori Academy is in place thanks to The Red Cross. Our teachers are ready to share knowledge, light and love. Thats what new beginnings mean to me. I hope that you can feel the light and love and it helps you see your way to your new beginning!
Shawn M. Lacy, J.D.
Love to Langa Board Vice President, Shawn Lacy, is a Trauma Competent Trainer for Lakeside Global Institute, where she has the opportunity to share trauma principles, concepts and strategies with professionals and para professionals in various Pennsylvania communities. She comes at this work with a background in child advocacy, child welfare, early childhood education, behavioral health, human resources and leadership and organizational development.