MothersThoughtful Thursday: Every Thursday I post a quote or thought for all of us to ponder.

“The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” — Charles Dubois

I noticed that “Blogher of the Week” Award was given to Tangobaby2 for the article about the young mother and 3 children who were homeless on the streets of San Francisco looking for a safe place to stay, escaping from domestic violence. My questions immediately were, “Where is HER mother, grandmother, extended family? How did she end up so alone? What happened to the city shelters?” Aren’t you confounded that this happens in the United States? I am.

On this “Thoughtful Thursday” and Mother’s Day entry, I would like to let my readers know about the opportunity to help this mom, K. I know there are endless causes to support and the needs sometimes seem bottomless, but just take a look and read her story. You can even just send her an email with encouraging supportive words. None of the shelters had room for her and her children. Because this photographer and blogger, Tangobaby2, stopped to talk to her, instead of just passing quickly and looking in the other direction, change is happening. I think she sacrificed what she was in order for her to become more conscious. Even though this young mother and her 3 children do have a temporary place to stay since the first post was made, your help is needed.

On a local note, for the past 7 years some devoted women have been fund raising for our local Womens’ Crisis Center that has to support six counties in Southeast Iowa. The center has continually lost state funding, so this local group of women have become an important financial source for the Crisis Center to keep afloat.

Donations to the Crisis Center can also be made by credit card at or by check, payable to “Crisis Center” or to “SEVA” and mailed to SEVA, PO Box 2115, Fairfield, IA 52556.

“The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” Sacrifice our complacency for taking a stand for other women and mothers. We can make a difference by making small changes.”

What small changes have you made?

Happy Mothers Day.

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