They need your hearts...
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money is something that can be got. They need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. -Mother Teresa
In my minds eye I try to walk down the street a single mother. A formerly abused wife. Beside me is my teenage daughter. The best thing I’ve ever done. She’s everything to me. She looks at me and I look right back.
Our shared gaze is all that needs to be said between us.
We are in this together.
But I’m her mother. And as much as I appreciate her support and understanding of a life that didn’t turn out the way I had dreamed… I’m her mother. Her mom. Her mama. Aren’t I?
I want to give to her the life of her peers. I want to give her what I can’t. I want to give to her what she should have. But just getting dinner on the table and heat in her room is almost beyond me.
Its cold out here.
And I’m undone.
Care 2 Share Boise is an local organization I’m involved with that has partnered with the Women’s and Children’s Alliance and Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center to help 21 families in need this Christmas. These are families that not only can’t get gifts for one another, they can’t buy many of the things we take for granted every day.
The truth is, I can’t imagine this life.
But I know I want to help.
There are needs here as small as $10 and as large as $100. Pick one. And lets make this single mother’s Christmas a great one!