an advocate, that is.
Be that one-man Army that you are.
Be the voice that you know you can be.
Don't be afraid to say what you mean and mean what you say.
Your children depend on you.
Fight the fights that need fighting (taken from my favorite movie "The American President").
Your children rely on you.
Find a platform and take a stand.
Know your information like the back of your hand.
Know your numbers.
Know your statistics.
Keep your information close to your hip, yet don't give them everything all at once.
Trust me, there will be plenty of time for you to unload it all on them.
Be it a school, a group, an insurance company, a political rally.
Stand up for what is right and for what children need.
They are only small voices who, sadly and for some reason unknown, cannot be heard.
Bring it to the table.
Most of the people on the other side of the table don't have a clue.
Remember....they live the "perfect" life: perfect house, perfect spouse, perfect children, perfect job, perfect lawns, perfect salaries.
They don't have a clue.
Make them answer for their actions.
Make them take ownership for their actions.
This is your job for at least the next 18 years. Maybe longer.
And at the end of the day, when you lay your sleepy head on that pillow, you will rest well knowing that you did the right thing.
You were put on this earth to be the best at this job: a parent.
You fight the good fight.
And you will do it again tomorrow.
And the next day.
And the next day.
For the next 18 years. Maybe longer.
And there will be a special place for you in heaven one day.
It was Jesus who said "Let the children come to me".
He knows what you are doing.
He knows what you will be fighting tomorrow.
And He knows that they will have to answer for their actions, their behaviors, their discrimination's one day.
Now think about it: who should be worried now?
Certainly not you for what you are fighting for.
All for the good of a child.
Just do it.