I Don’t Want to Get Political…

My friend Leah’s Boys and Chase with the packed bags at Emerge!

The boys are on Fall Break this week.  Filling the days hasn’t been too difficult now that the weather isn’t 108 degrees every day.  On Monday, I took them with me to drop off something called “blue bags” to a great shelter from Domestic Violence here in Tucson called: Emerge!  With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wanted to shed some light on an issue that needs to be addressed.  Blue bags are given to kids when they are removed from their homes (often with just the clothes on their backs).  They contain a change of clothes, jammies, clean underwear and socks and some simple toiletries.  As part of an online group that finds worthy causes to which we can contribute, we coordinated with Emerge! to put together these bags for tweens/teens.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or abuse and need to talk with someone, call the number below and know that though you feel alone and isolated, you have the support of the community around you whether you know it or not.

800.799.7233

or go to http://www.thehotline.org

I don’t want to get political so I’ll just say that with this political season and being a mother of boys I want to ensure that they respect all people regardless of their gender, station in life, religion cultural heritage or political affiliation.  We all have our own story and having the ability to empathize with others is a true measure of character.

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