Every Week Should be Children’s Week

Do you feel that? It’s spring. Flashback with me to times of simple childhood pleasures…picking little bouquets of yellow dandelions, blowing on those puffy spheres to scatter the seeds in the wind. Using color chalk to play hopscotch in the driveway. And pinwheels. The simple joy of making those colorful curls whirl and twirl. Ah, simpler times with not a care in the world.

That was my childhood.

As an adult I realize it wasn’t the same for everyone. A friend recently shared with me some of her foster care experiences, while another young woman I’m close to has confided in me about the abuse she endured from her parents as a teen.

No, they did not experience the same childhood I did.

Last week was Florida’s annual Children’s Week and I had the privilege of joining thousands at Florida’s Capitol to help spotlight the needs of children. This week-long celebration in Tallahassee provides a platform to advocate children’s issues. There was live music, character photo opportunities, and festive booths offering fun with make-and-takes, food, and games.

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