Children's Home Employees Like Their Jobs - A Story of Miguel and Amy Nunes
The Children’s Home of Lubbock is one of this year’s recipients of The Avalanche-Journal’s Goodfellows campaign, which accepts donations from readers to benefit charitable organizations.

Posted: December 10, 2010
By Ray Westbrook Avalanche-Journal
Joao Miguel and Amy Nunes, who are house parents at the Children’s Home, share the following information about their jobs in a joint e-mail.

• Employment: “We work at the children’s Home because we like working with kids and hope to help make a difference in their lives.”

The Nuneses also enjoy the fact they can work together as a couple. They consider their work to be a mission.

• Biggest challenge: “The biggest challenge is to help kids see that our wonderful God is still at work in their lives, and that they can trust him that everything will indeed work out for the best for them.”

•Favorite memory: The couple recalls seeing the huge smile on a little girl’s face when she opened her birthday present and said, “It is just what I always wanted.”

There is a particular type of memory, though, that stands out most of all: Hearing the children’s voices when they have moved on and call back just to say hello and to see how their former house parents are doing.

That makes it all worthwhile.