Posted in Thoughts About Children

Advocates for our Children…

I imagine many of us are feeling the weight of what is happening in Ukraine over recent days.

Parents are sitting in front of the television with their children, explaining reports from thousands of miles away. Teachers are standing in front of classrooms, answering questions of ‘why’ and ‘what is going to happen next?’

Our military families are acutely aware that events taking place in Europe may have a rippling effect on the future of their loved ones in uniform.

In this difficult time there are no easy answers, and that may cause a feeling of uncertainty. It is okay to ask for help.

If you or a loved one are looking for someone to talk to, I encourage you to turn to

For active duty, National Guard, Reserve service members, military families, and survivors, Military OneSource offers resources: Veterans, service members, and their families can access counseling and services at their local Vet Centers:

Joe and I continue to pray for the brave and proud people of Ukraine, and our hearts are with our troops and our military families, including those who are stationed throughout Europe demonstrating solidarity with our Allies. We are profoundly grateful for your service.


Retired elementary public school teacher; all thirty-eight years in Florida... Now spending my time advocating for our children, and their right to strong public school education...With an appreciation for the arts and the beauty in each day…

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