Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Headache Today -- Ugh

I have a headache today.  I don’t get them very often and when I do get one it usually goes away pretty quickly.  A little Tylenol, Aspirin or Motrin and I’m back to normal.

Unfortunately, today the Tylenol isn’t working.
How do you get rid of a headache that just won’t leave? 

Of course, the kids we serve at Community Partners of Dallas live with far worse than headaches.  They live with bruises, broken legs, burns, cuts, and worse.  They live in fear, in turmoil, in squalor.  They sleep on the floor with roaches and rats.  Those who are supposed to love them tell them that they are stupid and ugly.  That they never should have been born. 

My headache will go away – soon, I hope – but how will these pitiful children ever get rid of their shame, their hurt?  A room full of Tylenol wouldn’t stop their pain. 
What I know for sure is that these kids’ lives will get better.   A great caseworker, a loving foster mom, an uncle – they can all make life better.  At CPD we see it every day.

My head is still hurting, but my heart is feeling fine.

P.S.  My #FundraisingFriday gift is going to Sky Ranch.  I'll tell you why next week.

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