Like many people, I took my home for granted and didn’t’ realize it until I was
exposed to people who had no home and little or no anchors in their lives.
About two years ago, I became director of a Homeless Day Shelter. When I
got to know the people, look them in the eyes and share eight hours a day with
them, I came to realize and appreciate how lucky I am to have a home.
I wear my Lat & Lo necklace almost every day so I can carry the love and peace I feel in my home with me into the shelter. We, my staff of three and I, work very
hard every day to make the shelter a safe place and, hopefully, an anchor for our
Thank you for creating a lovely piece of jewelry that affects so many disenfranchised lives.