Child Welfare in the 21st Century

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As the sun rises….

Posted by lboyd544 on December 18, 2014

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

As we move to this most special time of year, we ‘close out’ chapters (Congress, fiscal year for many agencies, college semester for our kids and gran-kids, IRA contributions, charitable giving for 2014…) and we ‘open’ to the newness of 2015.  For each of us, we are one year wiser. We had successes and joys, ups and downs, smooth and rough days in 2014. 2015 will bring its own rhythm of emotions and opportunities.

So, I want to acknowledge the ‘how’ of what we do in child welfare and foster care. The ‘why’ is a longer answer, debatable day-to-day on many days.

“How” is not mysterious. Yet it is crucial.

The “how” is HOPE. We hope for a safer, healthier future for ourselves, our families and those we seek to aid. We hope for good days, new experiences,… a miracle even. We hope that the leaders of our world, our country, our state, and local governments and schools will have courage and wisdom and creativity as much as they have opportunity to make positive differences for those they serve.

What fuels us….what we allows us to greet a New Year…is HOPE. It is this hope that distinguishes the ‘rich’ from the ‘poor’.

May HOPE abound in you and yours. Thank you for your gift of HOPE in our work together…to me personally, to our causes and efforts everywhere.

See you in 2015!


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