I recently dropped off a carload of gear to a mom of three. Their dining room had been converted into a bedroom, and they don't even have a table and chairs to eat from. As my husband and I were carrying stuff in various loads, she mentioned that her boyfriend lost his job the winter. Their baby swing had just broke and their secondhand car seat was about to expire.
This is something that hit close to home for us. We were just getting settled into our lives in Virginia with
Tonight was, in a word, amazing. Actually, amazing doesn’t do tonight justice. No one word can encapsulate the emotions that tonight brought out in me. I woke up this morning excited and optimistic. “Tonight is going to be great”, I told myself. As the day progressed I found myself doing things I don’t normally take the time to do everyday. I washed my hair and not only used a blow dryer, but also the InStyler to make sure it looked nice. I did my make-up. I wore pants other
Take a step outside. Look around. Do you recognize the people living their lives next to you, across the street from you? Do you know their names? Do you ever ask how they’re doing with the intention of stopping and listening to the actual answer? I certainly can’t answer yes to each of these questions. But working with It Takes a Village, Baby has opened my eyes to the fact that anyone could be struggling. Sure, they may have a roof over their head, but what’s inside? Maybe