We met a young woman yesterday, to be interviewed, in a sense, about parenting her baby. She was young and wounded and beautiful, and I hope that the time we spent with her will help her in the future. Thus, the sappy poetry yesterday. I love teenagers.
I'm pretty sure this is not the one. By that I mean I'm pretty sure she took my subconscious advice to take her baby and run. Part of me is aching to put somebody to bed in the crib, but the other part of me knows that the best thing is probably, usually, for a mother to keep her child.I know how desperately this girl needs family, and connection. So, we wait.
In other news, we're about to start pre-selling shirts as a fundraiser. These are super cool and you need one. They will be $25, which, I know, is a lot... but we need a lot to, you know, adopt a baby. So.
I'm waiting to see if a) I get approved for a matching grant and b) T-shirt sales can be included in said matching grant. Then, I will unleash the SALE on you.
Shirt design by Josh Brown. Use him for design work!