A Bit of My Heart {or the best of two worlds}

I mostly use this blog as a way to connect with the larger blogging/crafting community. It has given me a sense of belonging and purpose as I struggled with the transition between working and being a new, stay at home mom.

Other than the occasional deep thought, this blog has been light on the topics and filled with my crafty endeavors. I think its because I haven't wanted to stick my neck out too far, be too much of a downer or outside of the crafty niche that you guys come here for {which still blows me away and makes my heart full with thankfulness}.

I've been struggling with finding the time to create as I complete my Master's in Social Work field placement. I'm spending twenty hours a week on two very special school campuses. While I miss my sewing machine, I am also loving being back in the trenches working to improve the lives of vulnerable kiddos.

One such kiddo I've had the pleasure to meet was a victim of human trafficking. He was welcomed into the home {and this country} under false pretenses. Long story short, this kiddo ended up homeless in a foreign country.  His story has a happy ending. He is still in school and living in a great place for him. However, I never imagined I would end up apart of a story like this.


I was wrestling with this desire to express more of myself on my blog as I sat down to catch up on some blog reading. Jessica over at Me Sew Crazy posted about a partnership between a few bloggers {spearheaded by Andrea at The Train to Crazy} and the She's Worth it Campaign. The desire is to provide women who have been victims of human trafficking with handmade zippered pouches or bracelets to make a statement...that they are thought of and loved.

There's some pretty terrible statistics out there about human trafficking both here in our backyards and aboard. Rather than bring those out here, I hope that you will learn more on your own. Organizations that I know are wonderful resources are:
UNGIFT- United Nations Global to Fight Human Trafficking
CAST- Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

What spoke to me about this partnership is that they are bringing together my heart for spreading kindness with my enjoyment of crafting. I figured I might not be the only one who is looking for these small opportunities  So, I knew I had to share.

If you want to participate me, check out The Train to Crazy. Andrea will fill you in with a lot more details. I'd hope you'll join me!

1 comment:

  1. You are so sweet Michaela and have the biggest heart! Thank you for sharing this! :)