I have recently learned that I have narrow shoulders with the weight of the effects of divorce on all the children I have met over the last year and half.
"My daddy said that he didn't want to pay for us anymore, so he threw my mom down some stairs and the cops took him away...we don't see him...I think it was my sister's fault because she wouldn't go to sleep when she was suppose to." Tulsa, 1st Grader
"When my momma gets three thousand dollars she is gonna ask for me back because my Grandma said she needs money." Tulsa, 1st Grader
"I've been in three foster homes..." Tulsa, 1st Grader
The quotes could go on and on....the tears could roll on for these children that are part of our world.
My shoulders are becoming increasingly more narrow and as I share this reality I am finding more shoulders standing alongside me keeping them strong.
Blended Love Board Members are standing side by side, shoulder to shoulder, saying..."we will be your voice."
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the best intentions!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Yesterday, Sandra and I had the privilege of handing out over 230 books to kids at Skelly Elementary School at 31st and Memorial. We taught four sessions of "Empowered Journaling" with the students and NY Life donated 240 journals/pencils.
I heard children saying that they had never received a book of their own and had no books at home. I saw first graders holding their book like it was a teddy bear.
We were also able to donate the other resources to the library, putting in our first Library Resources for the Child of Divorce.
The time spent at the school was amazing. Our reception from the staff and principal made us want to adopt them.
I cannot tell you how blessed I feel knowing our organization is providing resources to children who need them and want them.